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:
April 2nd through April 5th,, 2023
May 27th through June 9th, 2023

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.