In-Home pain management, palliative care, and end-of-life care

"I think dogs are the most amazing creatures; they give unconditional love. For me, the are the role model for being alive"

~Gilda Radner

Dr. Melissa Trupia graduated from the University of Illinois at Chicago with a BS in Biology in 1999 and Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. She completed a rotating internship at Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists in New York City in 2006 leading to a number of years practicing in the general medicine setting. In 2016, Dr. Trupia became a Certified Canine Rehabilitation Practitioner through the University of Tennessee followed by certification in Medical Acupuncture for Veterinarians through CuraCore in 2017. Dr. Trupia has also completed additional training through the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy earning a seal for commitment to excellence. 

With this wealth of newfound knowledge came the inspiration to create Faithful Friends Home Vet.  Our mission is to serve companion animals who may be experiencing a variety of chronic, debilitating ailments impacting mobility, comfort, and overall well-being. We aim to improve quality-of-life through a multi-modal approach utilizing integrative pain management and rehabilitative techniques and treatment modalities right in the comfort of the pets own home environment. For those companions who may at the end of life, we strive to provide these beloved pets and their families with a peaceful and private euthanasia experience in the place where that pet is most comfortable, at home. 

Dr. Trupia is a member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, the American Association of Rehabilitation Veterinarians, and the International Academy of Veterinary Pain Management. She is originally from central Illinois and has lived in a variety of locations ranging from a farm in White Hall, Il to New York City. She currently lives outside of Chicago with her husband and three children. In her free time she enjoys watching movies, running, and taking yoga and barre classes. She is currently training for the Chicago Marathon to fundraise for melanoma research.