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:
May 27th through June 11th, 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 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.