We understand that deciding when and where to euthanize your pet can be one of the most difficult issues a pet owner may ever have to deal with. It is a personal decision that can be stressful for both the pet owner as well as the pet. For this reason, many of our clients choose to have a veterinarian come to their home in order to perform the euthanasia procedure. This allows the pet owner (and family) to be together with their beloved animal in a place which is familiar to all. After the procedure is finished, your pet will be transported to our cremation facility with the utmost care and compassion.
Angel Paws Pet Cremation has partnered with several community veterinarians who understand the strong bonds which are formed between families and their animals. These veterinarians hold the same high standards that we do and we consider them to be men and women who conduct themselves in a professional and compassionate manner.
If you are interested in the Angel Paws In-Home Euthanasia Service, then please contact one of the veterinarians below to discuss the details of this service. If you decide to utilize a particular doctor, then the doctor will contact our office to arrange the home pickup of your beloved animal.
Meet Our Partners
Known for his compassion and empathy, Dr. Joe Rosenberg has been providing at home euthanasia in the greater San Diego area since 2003. Born and raised in Hawaii, he graduated from Colorado State University in 1998 and soon found that his mobile equine practice allowed him to offer affordable and flexible euthanasia services to dog and cat owners as well. He is available 24/7 and will gladly discuss your pet’s current condition and any concerns you might have about possible pain management, hospice care, the euthanasia process, after care options and any conditions unique to your situation.
Dr.Melissa Vollaire grew up in Michigan, and began working in a veterinary clinic in high school. She completed both her bachelor of science and Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree at Colorado State University in 2004, and subsequently moved to San Diego to start her veterinary career. After experiencing hospital euthanasia on both a personal and professional level, Melissa saw a need for this service in an environment that is safe, loving and comfortable. In 2009 she developed Transitions Veterinary Services. Since that time, she has been honored to help guide over 1200 families through a compassionate and caring transition for their pet, in the comfort of their own homes. She is also a member of the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement and the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care, and attended the most recent IAAHPC conference in 2012. In her free time, Melissa enjoys spending time with her family and friends, and shares her home with her husband, son, two dogs, and two cats.
Dr. Elizabeth Benson grew up in a small town along the Chesapeake Bay. From the time she was a small child she dreamed of helping to comfort and heal all animals. She moved to New England graduating from University of New Hampshire and then completed a degree in Veterinary Medicine at Atlantic Veterinary College. Following veterinary school she completed an internship, where she was given the opportunity to practice with board certified surgeons and internal medicine specialists. She then moved to beautiful San Diego where she accepted a position as an emergency veterinarian. Dr. Benson loved treating her patients but soon realized that many were frightened just by walking through the clinic doors. There were so many strange smells in their unfamiliar surroundings. She believes all veterinarians need to offer a peaceful transition for pets in those last moments. So she then started “Paws into Grace” to help provide pets the opportunity to leave us with grace, surrounded by those they love. Often times, a few local veterinarians offered appointments during regular business hours, but there was not much available to the client who required evening and weekend service. This was where the idea for “Paws into Grace” originated.
Dr. Andrea Leach provides high-quality, compassionate veterinary care to dogs and cats in the comfort of their own homes in San Diego and the surrounding areas. She truly cares about people and their pets and believes that house calls are ideal for end-of-life care and gentle euthanasia. Having five dogs and four cats of her own, Dr. Leach understands that no decision is more difficult than whether and when to euthanize a beloved dog or cat, and her goal with in-home euthanasias is to provide families and their pets with an experience that is as free from anxiety and pain as possible. Being able to share your last moments with your pet wherever they are most comfortable – at home, in the yard or at the park – is a wonderful gift that can make this sad experience more peaceful.