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In-home, end-of-life care for companion animals
Serving Sacramento, El Dorado, and Northern San Joaquin Counties

Call or text us for a consultation (916) 960-9566

We provide pet owners an opportunity to say goodbye to a beloved companion in the most comfortable setting possible for both the animal and the owner. Our goal is to make your final memories with your pet dignified, peaceful, and as private as possible.

Please contact us today if you have questions

or if you want to know whether in-home euthanasia is the right choice for your pet.

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Member of:
AVMA (American Veterinary Medical Association), IAAHPC (International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care), and the American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine.

Dr. Laura Summers

Wilton, California 95693

About Us

  • Dr.
    Laura Summers

    My name is Dr. Laura Summers, I am a native Californian and a 1998 graduate of UC Davis Veterinary School. I have a background that covers multiple disciplines within veterinary medicine, with experience in small animal private practice, large animal medicine, teaching, exotic animal medicine, and scientific research.

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Feedback from our clients

  • "A heartfelt thank you to Dr. Summers for the at home end-of-life visit for our beloved 17-year-old doggie. She was very gentle and made it really comfortable for MoMo for her passing. Highly recommend Dr. Summers if you want your beloved pet to pass at the comfort of its own home."
    Yvonne F. (Mocha)
  • "Our first dog and the love of my life, letting go of the Bear was not going to be easy. Fortunately I found Dr Summers and her team. Kind, professional, and competent, they made a rough day the best it could have been. My wife and I are so grateful, we highly recommend Dr Summers and her team."
    Stephen C. (Bear)
  • "After 14 years, the day came when I knew my beautiful buddy, Koda Bear, needed to be out of pain. I had to make a decision that broke my heart. When I was ready, Dr. Summers and her husband showed up at my door, and I could instantly sense their spirits were kind and caring. I knew immediately that I had made the right decision. I never looked back or regretted it. They made this incredibly difficult time as good as it could possibly be. Thank you for making his passing painless and truly humane."
    Tracy F. (Koda)
  • "Dr. Summers is kind and compassionate. I will recommend her without reservation. She made a terribly sad time so much more palatable."
    Laurie V. (Minnie)
  • "When it was time, what Dr. Summers provided us was in many ways invaluable: from her timely response, to her patience in explaining the process, to her understanding and expertise - all comforting and reassuring to me, which I'm sure came through to my beloved pet. In saying goodbye at this hard juncture, we were in good hands. I can heartily recommend Dr. Summers."
    Robert D. (Scooter)