In-home pet euthanasia for your beloved dogs & cats in Fresno, CA
Our compassionate licensed veterinarians are available to help ease the pain of your beloved dog or cat at home, surrounded by loved ones.
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Meet local veterinarians in Fresno, CA serving pet parents with at-home pet euthanasia
Find and book local veterinarians to support you through this difficult time in the comfort of your home providing loving and professional care in your pet's final moments, starting at $300 for at-home pet euthanasia and starting at $75 for aftercare & cremation.
Dr. Karen Whala
Dr. Karen Whala has always had a soft spot for the older pets she’s treated in practice and saw a need for these beloved pets to pass peacefully at home rather than in a clinic setting. To that end, she started Peaceful Passing in 2018 to help families assist their terminally ill, injured, or suffering pets as they transitioned from life in the Fresno and Clovis areas. She finds that pets are so much more relaxed and peaceful when they pass at home, and it is truly a gift owners give their furry friends. Dr. Whala grew up in the Eastern foothills of Fresno County in the small towns of Dunlap and Miramonte. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Animal Science and Management at UC Davis. During her youth, she operated a children’s petting zoo and traveled to schools, birthday parties, and library functions educating children on animal care. Her animals included everything from iguanas and ducklings to lambs and frogs, and it was during these formative pet-owning years that she decided to become a veterinarian. In 2006, Dr. Whala graduated with her veterinary degree from UC Davis. She began practicing at a local area mixed animal practice and worked with dairy cattle, horses, dogs, and cats and later transitioned to small animals exclusively. She took a few years break from private practice, during which she earned a Masters in Public Health and Board Certification in Veterinary Preventive Medicine. When Dr. Whala returned to private practice, it was to start Peaceful Passing. Dr. Whala lives in Fresno and keeps busy working at a local clinic part-time, helping families assist in the peaceful passing of their pets, volunteering with Pathfinders (a boys and girls club), backpacking, and hosting friends in her home.
Dr. Gary Hsia
Dr. Gary graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, he moved west. Dr. Gary spent a year at a mixed animal practice in Oregon before moving to Fresno where he worked at All Creatures Veterinary Clinic from 2011-2021. Dr. Gary grew up constantly learning and finding ways to help others. He loved everything animal related, whether it was watching wildlife or visiting pet stores. His parents allowed him to have a variety of pets growing up from hamsters, fish, and parakeets to iguanas... as long as they did not need live food. Dr. Gary believes precious memories with your pet should never be overshadowed by a stressful goodbye. He has firsthand experience with the stress of saying goodbye to his first dog Willy at the clinic, and since then being able to say goodbye to two other dogs at home. This is why a peaceful passing at home is so important to him. In his free time, Dr. Gary enjoys family time working around his small hobby farm, watching sports, and hiking around the Sierras.
Dr. Bethany Hsia
Dr. Bethany graduated from the University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine in 2010. After graduation, she moved west. Dr. Bethany spent a year at a small animal exclusive practice in Washington state, where she was first introduced to in-home euthanasia. She gravitated towards helping pet parents and their pets in their last moments when it seemed other doctors did not find an interest. Growing up, Bethany had many childhood pets and occasionally tended to injured wildlife. The ability to calm and comfort animals seemed to come naturally to her. Dr. Bethany believes a peaceful passing is the last gift we give our pets and that it’s a gift best given at home. In her spare time, Dr. Bethany enjoys reading and running, although her favorite time is spent together with her husband and their young children.
Dr. Mashawn Orth
Dr. Orth developed a love of animals and science at a young age and knew that veterinary medicine was the perfect career choice. She obtained her bachelor's degree at the University of California, Davis. While there, she stayed busy volunteering at local veterinary clinics, working with a parrot outreach group, and participating in research at a feline nutrition center. During this time, she also enjoyed tutoring undergraduate students and substitute teaching for K-12. After some post-graduate education, Washington State became her home, and she soon obtained her Veterinary degree from Washington State University. She has worked in Fresno since graduation in both a day practice and an emergency setting. While she loved healthy puppy, kitten, and even reptile visits, she soon realized that sometimes a vet's job also necessitates relieving suffering and helping pets to pass peacefully. To be able to further experience and support the bond between humans and their pets has been an honor that she is truly grateful for. Dr. Orth believes that euthanasia in our pet’s homes is a peaceful, loving, and more comfortable way to help them pass, surrounded by the people they love. Family is so important and our pets make up such a special role in our lives. Her husband and she have 3 children, and a household full of fuzzies, fins, fangs, and feathers. In her free time, she enjoys reading, jogging, and catching up on great television series.
Dr. Sarah Clem
Dr. Sarah Clem was born and raised in the Clovis/Fresno area and is a local gal at heart. She graduated from the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine in 2004, after which she completed an Internship at the Veterinary Teaching Hospital at Colorado State University. Following that, she began working at a local vet clinic where she is currently employed and has been working with local pets for the last 17 years. Dr. Sarah values not only the time spent with the furry members of pet families but just as much, those who provide their love and care. She has recognized over her years in private practice just how important not only the first day we have with our pets is, but also the last. She desires to help make the goodbyes as comfortable and peaceful as possible.
Dr. Jenny Tovar
Dr. Jenny Tovar has been caring for animals for as long as she can remember. Starting young with her family's many pets, and further with her involvement in 4-H through her teen years. In 2007 she graduated from UC Berkeley with a degree in Integrative Biology and went on to receive her veterinary degree in 2013 from the University of Glasgow School of Veterinary Medicine. She has practiced in small animal clinical settings throughout California since 2013, and locally since moving to Fresno in 2018. As a veterinarian Dr. Tovar is passionate about alleviating suffering and believes that although saying goodbye to our furry companions is one of the hardest acts a pet parent goes through, it is also one of the greatest gifts we can give to our pets. During her first year out of vet school, Dr. Tovar worked in a busy practice that awarded her the opportunity to provide in-home hospice care and euthanasia. She found these house calls very rewarding, knowing that the animal had passed peacefully in the comfort of their home, surrounded by their loved ones. Dr. Tovar lives in Fresno with her husband, dog, cat, and young son. She continues to work part-time at a local small animal hospital and enjoys gardening, hiking, and time with her family on her days off.
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What should I expect at my appointment?
We understand that the decision to say goodby to your beloved dog or cat is an incredibly emotional and challenging one. Our community of compassionate veterinarians in Fresno & surrounding cites are here to support you through this time. The in-home pet euthanasia service our community of veterinarians offer aims to provide a stress free and peaceful transition for your beloved pet so they may be relieved from any suffering they might be experiencing. We understand that as a pet owner, you may have questions and concerns. Here are answers to other frequently asked questions to help you feel fully informed and at ease. Our goal is to make this difficult time as compassionate and comforting as possible for you and your pet.
Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice but we can't guarantee that. If this is a medical emergency and you are in need of assistance please see local resources below.
Resources Near Fresno, CA
Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals Near Fresno, CA
If your pet has an urgent need for pet euthanasia and a veterinarian in our network isn't available, here are clinics and emergency hospitals for pets in need for end of life care.
Emergency veterinary clinics in Fresno, California play a vital role in providing essential care to pets during unforeseen medical crises. One prominent emergency veterinary clinic in Fresno is the Fresno Pet ER, which is staffed with experienced veterinarians and equipped with state-of-the-art medical facilities. They specialize in handling a wide range of emergencies, including pet euthanasia and aftercare services, ensuring that pets receive prompt and expert care when it matters most.
Another notable emergency veterinary clinic in Fresno is the All Creatures Veterinary Emergency Clinic. This facility's dedicated team of veterinarians and support staff understands the stress and anxiety that can accompany a pet emergency, and they ensure that pets receive the highest standard of care.
Located on West Spruce Avenue, the Central California Veterinary Specialty Center also offers a range of specialized services, including emergency and critical care. Their team of board-certified specialists and emergency veterinarians collaborates to provide comprehensive care for pets facing medical crises such as pet euthanasia.
Here are other local pet clinics and hospitals near Fresno:
Waterhouse Animal Hospital
1115 E Champlain Dr.
Fresno, CA 93720
Abby Pet Hospital
4508 E Ashlan Ave
Fresno CA 93726
Armstrong Pet Hospital
1710 Shaw Ave
Clovis CA 93611
24/7 Pet Vets
1639 N Fresno St.
Fresno CA 93703
Fresno Pet ER
7375 N Palm Bluffs Ave
Fresno CA 93711
Fresno Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center
6606 N Blackstone Ave
Fresno CA 93710
“Dr Gary was extremely kind and empathtic.”
Dec 7, 2023
“Dr. Sarah Clem was so sweet, gentle and understanding.”
Dec 4, 2023
“I wish I had known this was an option for my other pets when I had to put them down...”
Dec 2, 2023
“It was a lot easier going through this procedure with my sweet pet at home, than taking her somewhere.”
Dec 1, 2023
“Very understanding and caring”
Nov 30, 2023
“Dr. Hsia was very kind, patient and compassionate.”
Nov 30, 2023
“Losing a pet is always heartbreaking. We were devastated when it came time for our 15 1/2 year old rhodesian to go but Dr Karen helped ease us through the process. She was caring, patient and compassionate. What a blessing to be able to do this in the comfort of our own home with our other dog there too. Dr Karen continued her grace when returning his ashes back to us in a beautiful wooden box engraved with his name. Highly recommend!”
Nov 30, 2023
“I’ll never forgot Dr. Clem’s kindness and compassion. As difficult as saying goodbye was, we had such a peaceful experience and for that I will be forever grateful.”
Nov 30, 2023
“Dr Karen is extremely empathetic and compassionate”
Nov 29, 2023
“Dr. Sarah Clem was amazing. She was so kind in one of the hardest decisions I have had to make. I am so thankful for this at home service. This made a very difficult situation less stressful for both Trixie and myself. Truly this was such a calm peaceful experience. Thank you!”
Nov 27, 2023