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. Justin Altman
Dr. Justin Altman has been a San Diego resident since 1995. He completed his undergraduate degree at San Diego State University, and received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Ross University in 2008. Since graduating, he has been practicing in a small animal clinic as an Associate Veterinarian. He shares a home with his wife Robin, a Registered Veterinary Technician, his dog “Slim”, and a plethora of cats (“Railroad Chicken”, “Cucumber”, “Skitch”, and “She’s a Monkey”). Justin is dedicated to strengthening the bond between pets and their families and has always strived to provide as much comfort as possible to pets in need, especially in their geriatric years. His compassion and genuine love of animals consumes him 24/7 and is one of the many reasons we are honored to have him with us at Transitions. He is truly dedicated to helping provide a peaceful passing for pets at home in a comfortable, safe, loving environment.
Dr. Sue Wilson
Dr. Sue Wilson grew up in Los Angeles and did her undergraduate studies at California State University, Northridge before moving north to attend the School of Veterinary Medicine at UC Davis, class of 1986. After completion of an Internship in Small Animal Medicine and Surgery at Cornell University, she moved back to California to practice in the San Francisco Bay Area for the next 25 years. Being the sun-worshipper that she is, Sue moved to San Diego in 2012 and loves all that the area has to offer. Having provided in-home euthanasia for her patients in the bay area has given her the experience to know how important this last phase of a pet’s life is. To be able to provide comfort, compassion and closure to family members and their pet in this transition is something she feels very privileged to be a part of. Sue lives in Clairemont with her senior rescue golden retriever, Jeff, and two cats, Mole and Widget. In her free time, Sue enjoys going to the beach, hiking, camping, wine tasting, gardening, vegan cooking, scrapbooking and yoga. As of September 2014, Sue is the new owner of Transitions Veterinary Services.
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.