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 County

Aftercare

Find out more about our aftercare services here.

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Aftercare in Santa Cruz, CA

Please read below for more information on our aftercare service.

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Aftercare

We understand that every step in the final care and arrangements for your beloved pet is of the utmost importance in honoring the life, love and bond you shared. Individual and communal cremation are available through our trusted partners at Animal Memorial Service. We are here to assist you in deciding what is right for your beloved friend, and to support you through the process. Whichever option you choose, Dr. Ravina will transport your beloved friend with dignity and respect. *If your pet weighs more than we are able to transport, we can provide you with the contact information for a local crematory that can arrange to pick up your pet after our visit.
Depending on your location, it may be possible to bury your pet at home or on property owned by a friend or family member. You must own or have legal permission of the property owner where your loved one will be buried. Even with permission or on your own property, burying pets may not be legal. Regulations vary from place to place, sometimes even within the same locality, so it’s important to check with your local Public Health Department and/or County Animal Control agency to ensure that it would be allowed to bury your pet where you have planned. If you are choosing home burial we can will provide additional information to help you know what to expect and to ensure you are taking all precautions regarding safety.