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Thomas R. Nero D.V.M.

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May 05, 2014
I have followed the guest book entries for a year now - I still cannot believe Dr. Nero is gone - I think about him often and my last visit with him shortly before he passed when he took photos with his phone of my beautiful cat. I think he will stay in the hearts of many people and the wonderful cats he helped over the years. I feel his spirit lives on at the clinic. Time does help heal but no one will ever replace our dear Vet - Dr. Nero
May 05, 2014
Within a couple of days of learning of Dr. Nero's passing, my path unexpectedly crossed with a sweet black and white cat, with markings very similar to my cat, Buster, whom Dr. Nero had taken such great care of many years ago! I never thought I'd get another black and white cat, but it was clear to me this little guy was meant to be mine and he was a gift from above. Angus has a great personality, is very much his own "person" and without a doubt, I believe Dr. Nero had his hand in sending him to me! Thank you so much, Dr. Nero, for your many kindnesses and generosity of spirit … on earth and in heaven. Continued love and blessings be upon all your loved ones.
May 05, 2014
As this book will be closing, I can't help but reflect back on what a wonderful person Dr Nero was. So calm and reassuring, all my cats loved him. Even the most difficult moments were made a bit more bearable by his demeanour. He always took time to explain things and answer questions, never just brushed you off.
My condolences to the entire family.
Dr. Nero will never be forgotten, his kindness and love for our pets will live on forever.
May 04, 2014
I've been ever mindful that this book will close soon, knowing for the past year that I mustn't let it go without adding a few thoughts. It has seemed a daunting task. What does one say when one's world is shaken by the shock and heartbreak of losing someone who was such a crucial part of that world?

Last April I posted of Dr. Nero's passing to a small group of people who are especially thoughtful and caring. One replied (and I'm sorry to paraphrase, because he said it so beautifully) that sometimes the sudden loss of someone in your community, particularly a deeply trusted support person with whom you're very familiar, though not necessarily a close friend, can be more shattering than other losses. There's something about that loss that deeply rocks one's sense of stability and comfort.

I started with Dr. Nero a year after Cat Clinic opened, and from the first moment, I knew I was in the right place. Through the years of routine checkups, a few illnesses and treatments, and the inevitable sayings of goodbye to our precious friends, his calm expertise was of supreme comfort. I treasure the memories of our all too brief conversations whenever he had a few extra moments -- about cats and their ways, about their (and our own) nutrition -- and while it would have been wonderful to discuss flying and other mutual interests, there was just never quite the time for it.

To Betty Nero, I want to say that through the sadness of last April, I thought then, and I still do, that the most important thing in the world was to preserve Dr. Nero's gift to the community, that any loss of the Cat Clinic he created and believed in would have left a crater at the heart of Danbury. We will never be able to thank you enough for keeping his vision alive. We loved him, and had the highest regard for his practice.

With condolences and best regards always,

Charles, Nathan, and Kristi

And of course: Muffin, Taffy, Jack, and Barrett, who have passed on -- and Poe, Mikey, and Kali, who continue to enrich our lives every day.
May 02, 2014
It's been a little over a year now, your 1 year birthday in heaven, now with your mom and dad, God Bless you all, I miss you so much Tom, so many times I think, how I wish I could talk to you, ask you about something, or just to say thank you for being there and being you...you were the best thing to happen to me for my furry babies...I am pretty sure you must know how much you were loved, cared about, respected and you are missed so greatly by so many! Wish you were here! Heaven is so lucky to have you! God Bless, Grace
May 01, 2014
This book will close in a few days, but Tommy's book goes on. He was a good friend, a Renaissance man, and an unforgettable character in our lives. See you around, T-Bone.
March 18, 2014
I have been with Dr.Nero since he began his practice in 1993 with my cat Patches & then for the next 18 years with my cat Guinness. He was always so gentle and sensitive with not only my cats but to me, especially when we were going through such difficult times when they were sick. I am so sad to have heard of his passing. I will miss him & wish all his family and staff strength through this loss. I am in disbelief.
January 04, 2014
It's hard finding a good vet, so when we took our (3) cats in for checkups, I met Tom, I felt like we finally found someone we could trust, respect, like, and his vibe was such that you coudn't help but feel a warm, generous spirit inside. I first heard of his passing this past summer, and like many others here, was in shock! How could such a healthy, vibrant, good person be taken already? Because only the good die young, and I guess he accomplished what the universe set him out to achieve. My heart goes out to his friends, families and loved ones, so for them, know this: Our souls are eternal, which there is more and more evidence supporting this phenomenon, See http://www.soulsurvivor-book.com/, and http://wedontdie.com/home.htmld

May you find peace in this life. We'll all get to see Tom in the next!
November 14, 2013
May God Bless you you have done a tremendous job my heart goes out to the family
August 16, 2013
I found out about Dr. Nero's passing from an acquaintance to whom I recommended the Doc to. I was totally shocked, and wish that I had heard about it back in April so that I could have paid my respects. He had been my cat's vet for fourteen years and I would not trust anyone else with her health, and he always treated her with respect, even when she was at her grumpiest (which was more often as she grew older!). He will be greatly missed.

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