COVID-19 Update:

At this time we are available for In-Home Euthanasia visits and Virtual Quality of Life Consultations. Dr. Ravina has been vaccinated for COVID-19, and we are taking all appropriate precautions regarding sanitizing carefully between appointments. We are comfortable coming inside your home, although outdoor appointments are still recommended and encouraged. Given the latest data on the Omicron variant, Dr. Ravina will wear a mask for every visit. We strongly recommend, but don’t require, that everyone in attendance above the age of 2 wear a face-fitting mask, regardless of vaccination status. If you are scheduling an indoor visit, we recommend opening windows and doors as possible/practical, to improve ventilation. Please inform the doctor if you or any other member of your family is experiencing any COVID-like symptoms or have had recent exposure to a COVID-positive individual, and we will touch base with you to discuss a plan.

Upcoming Closures:

Saturday, September 17th – Thursday, September 22nd
Monday, October 10th
Saturday, November 19th – Sunday, November 27th

Serving Santa Cruz, and the surrounding communities

Peaceful Paws Veterinary Hospice

Peaceful Paws Veterinary Hospice is an in-home service dedicated to providing compassionate care for your pets when they have been diagnosed with a terminal illness or permanently debilitating condition.

Our Story

Peaceful Paws Veterinary Hospice will support you and your family in making the best decisions for your pet regarding end-of-life care. We recognize and respect the individual needs of each family and we offer personalized guidance and expertise during this difficult time. We are here to walk beside you in this journey, whatever path you may choose.

Our Veterinary Services

Compassionate End-Of-Life Care For Your Beloved Companions

Virtual QOL Consultations

Quality of Life Consultation can serve to guide, support, and prepare you to make the best decisions for your pet and your family.

In-Home Euthanasia

We understand how heart-wrenching it can be to say goodbye to a best friend. We are here to help you understand if this is the best decision for your pet.

Aftercare Options

If you choose cremation, we will respectfully transport you pet’s body for aftercare. Cremation services are provided by Animal Memorial Service.

Get To Know Our Veterinary Team

We are here to walk beside you in this journey, whatever path you may choose.

Dr. Ravina believes one of the most important ways she can honor the human-animal bond is through compassionate end-of-life care for companion pets and their families. Over the years, she had the privilege of honoring special requests from friends and clients to euthanize their beloved companions at home and saw the difference between saying goodbye in a hospital, and doing so in familiar, comfortable surroundings. She established Peaceful Paws Veterinary Hospice in 2015, with a mission to provide support, understanding, and guidance through the end-of-life journey, as well as gentle euthanasia in the comfort of home…

Testimonials

We love our clients and our pet patients!

Your kind words mean the world to us, and we’re so thankful that you’ve taken the time to provide us with feedback.

“Dr. Ravina came to our house to care and euthanize our beloved old dog Tikka. She was professional, kind, and showed compassion for the whole family. It made a difficult experience much easier. I would highly recommend her.”

Cathy J.

“We unfortunately have had to use Peaceful Paws twice in the last year. We had to put both our goldens down. When it came time to put Bentley down I knew exactly who to call. She is so gentle and a true professional. Dr Ravina was amazing. Thank you for making the transition for Abby and Bentley peaceful and easy “

Gigi P.

“If you are looking for this service firstly, I am sorry for the pain you are now feeling but know this, you could not make a better choice than Peaceful Paws to guide you though it. We recently had the misfortune to have to put down our 6 year old dachshund who had broken his back. Our vet had retired and we wanted to do this at home so I called around. Dr. Ravina was so loving and present and I cannot express the profound gratitude I feel to her for the grace and help that she provided our family in dealing with this sad occasion.”

Sophistry E.