Dr. Thorpe is not accepting new patients at this time. If you are in need of home care for your pet, she recommends the following providers:

Dr. Jennifer Magill with Skyline Veterinary Housecalls - https://skylinevetva.com/
Dr. Devlyn D’Alfonzo with Balanced Veterinary Care -
Dr. George Belby with James River Animal Housecalls -



Cheryl Thorpe

Sage is the first veterinary service in the Charlottesville area to offer acupuncture, geriatric support and extensive hospice care in the comfort of your home.

Medical Acupuncture, Laser Therapy and Massage
Working through the body’s own physiologic systems, these proven therapies promote wellness and stimulate healing. They aid in pain control, injury recovery, and provide adjunctive treatment for many chronic diseases.

Geriatric Support
Sage offers pain management, mobility assistance and nutritional advice to help your cat or dog age gracefully and without undue discomfort.

Hospice Care
At this stage, the focus turns away from curing and toward comfort. Individualized care plans are created and quality of life is continually assessed.

Home Euthanasia and Palliated Natural Death
When it is time to say good-bye, Dr. Thorpe can help you and your family plan a peaceful passing for your beloved companion.

Specific services include:

  • Medical Acupuncture, Laser Therapy and Massage
  • Diagnostic and Monitoring Bloodwork
  • Pain Management
  • Mobility Assistance
  • Hydration and Nutritional Support
  • Quality of Life Assessment
  • Home Euthanasia and Assistance with Natural Death

Sage does not replace your regular veterinarian, but provides therapeutic services to complement their ongoing care. Sage does not offer general wellness, vaccinations, dentistry, X-rays or surgery.

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