The Path Veterinary Care

2228 Patterson Rd #218
Riverbank, CA 95367


In-Home Euthanasia


Deciding whether or not to make the decision to euthanize can be very difficult.  It is made even more difficult by trying to decide on the right time.  We all want to find the perfect balance between not too soon and not too late.  We understand that everyone struggles with making such difficult decisions and want to help you do that.

We also feel that for some pets having to go to the veterinary hospital for euthanasia may cause increased stress or discomfort.  We are happy to provide in-home euthanasia or help with palliated natural passing.

Dr Croom will take your pet for cremation services or can arrange for the mortuary to pick up at your home during the home euthanasia visit.  


PLEASE NOTE:  this is not an emergency euthanasia service. Planning ahead is very much appreciated. We do all that we can to accommodate your needs however, Dr. Croom is not always available on short notice.  Also please check the Hours page, under About Us, for dates that Dr. Croom will be out of town.



Home Euthanasia Visit  $375

Includes phone consult, mobile fee, sedation, gentle euthanasia, fur clipping if desired and grief support material.

Additional fees may apply for animals greater than 99lbs, extended travel and aggressive pets. 


Communal Cremation:

For families that do not wish to have their pet’s ashes returned or to bury their pets.

Your pet will be respectfully cremated with other pets and their ashes scattered privately by the crematory.

Pets less than 30lbs  $ 125

31-60lbs - $150    

61-90lbs - $175

91-120lbs - $250

120+lbs - $300


Private Cremation:

For families that wish their pets cremated individually and ashes returned in an urn, scatter tube, biodegradable urn or silk bag (if you wish to pick your own urn).

Remains will be delivered if possible or can be picked up at Ripon Veterinary Hospital in Ripon, CA. 209-599-6153

Pets less than 30lbs  $265

31-60lbs - $285                     

61-90lbs - $325                     

91-120lbs - $355

121-150lbs - $385

150+lbs - $465


Name/Date etching on wood urns - $45

Paw Prints - $50