COVID-19 Update:
Dr. Ravina has been fully vaccinated and boosted for COVID-19. We are comfortable with indoor or outdoor appointments with or without a mask. Dr. Ravina is willing and happy to wear a mask at your request, so please let us know if that is your preference. 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:
September 4th in observance of Labor Day

October 10th through October 16th, 2023

November 21st through 27th, 2023

Local in home providers you can reach out to while we are away

For Santa Cruz or Monterey County:
Dr. Tom Schwarzmann 831-726-2481
Dr. Maria Kuty 831-239-4689
Dr. Jennifer Keil (Beneath The Redwoods Mobile Vet) 831-335-3985
Dr. Carrie Nagel 831-264-8727

For Santa Clara County
Dr. Jenn Winnick (Peaceful Pathways) 650-316-5069
Dr. Jeni Godekin (Fond Farewell) 408-599-7113
The Restful Paws 408-242-2792

Serving Santa Cruz County

In-Home Euthanasia

Please read below to learn more about our in-home euthanasia service.

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In-Home Euthanasia in Santa Cruz, CA

Have your pets final moments be in the comfort of their own home. 

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In-Home Euthanasia

Peaceful, gentle euthanasia can be performed in the comfort of your home (inside or outside), or at a location that is special to you and your pet. Dr. Ravina will arrive and give your pet some time to become accustomed to her, as well as answer any remaining questions. When all are ready to proceed, the doctor will administer a sedative to alleviate pain and anxiety, and allow your pet to fall asleep. Once your loved one is deeply asleep, the final medication will be given, which will gently stop the heart. This usually only takes a few moments, but can sometimes take longer, depending on your pet’s disease process(es). The doctor will listen to your pet’s heart to confirm with you they have passed away. A keepsake paw print will be provided, as well as a lock of fur on request. If aftercare services are chosen, we will offer you some private time with your dear friend to say goodbye before making the transition to the vehicle.