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:
Wednesday, July 6th – Tuesday, July 12th
Thursday, July 21st – Saturday, July 30th

Serving Santa Cruz County

In-Home Palliative & Hospice Care

Please read below to find out more about our service.

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In-Home Palliative & Hospice Care in Santa Cruz, CA

Learn more about our in-home palliative care below.

In-Home Palliative & Hospice Care

Palliative care and hospice can help improve quality of life whenever your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal, life-limiting or chronically painful condition. The treatment goal is not to cure the underlying disease, but to alleviate symptoms and improve comfort. During the initial visit we will review and discuss your pet’s medical history. Dr. Ravina will observe your pet in his or her home environment, and perform a complete physical exam.  We will then develop a treatment plan based on your pet’s individual needs, focusing on comfort and honoring your family’s hopes and wishes for your beloved companion. The initial visit includes follow-up communication via phone, email or text, for up to one month, so we can adjust our plan for changes in condition and address any questions or concerns you may have.  Medications, if indicated, are an additional cost. After the initial 30 days, if appropriate for your pet’s situation, we will schedule a follow-up visit to continue care for your pet.