Veterinary Resources for in-home euthanasia and emergency care

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Veterinarians providing in-home euthanasia, and emergency hospitals in the Pittsburgh area.

Veterinarians Providing In-home Euthanasia and Veterinary Services

Often families are not aware that local veterinarians will come to your home to provide in home euthanasia services. Each practice is a little different in the types of services they provide, so it is best that you call the practice directly if this is what you would want.

Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation can come to your home to receive your pet. 

Please call Deb at 412-220-7800 to make arrangements for your pet’s cremation.


Dr. Barbara Karner, Dr. Mary Ann Bender and Dr. Dave Scherer
Pet Loss At Home
Contact (877) 219-4811

Serves over 60 mile radius of Pittsburgh

Available Mon. – Sun 8a – 8p, often available within 1-3 hours however scheduling 24 hours in advance is greatly appreciated


Lap of Love

Lap of Love is in transition, please check back for updates.

Pittsburgh and surrounding areas

Available 9am to 8pm — Call for availability since days off vary.

Lap of Love provides in-home euthanasia as well as hospice care.

Dr. Tamara Padgelek, DVM
Pgh Pets At Home Mobile Vet Services
Contact (412) 346-1177

Service area up to 2 hours radius of Pittsburgh

Same day appointments available, does not need to meet the pet prior to euthanasia, also providing hospice service.

Dr. Marina Siegert
Bethel Park Animal Clinic
104 Broughton Road
Bethel Park, PA 15102
(412) 595-7843

Serves Bethel Park and adjacent areas.

Call for availability.

Dr Seigert will provide in-home euthanasia services for families who have not previously been a client of her clinic.

Dr. Nancy Ruffing
Gentle Journey Veterinary Hospice
(412) 801-1071

Pittsburgh area

Mon thru Fri 9-6, Sat 9-Noon

Dr. Ruffing will provide euthanasia service for families who have not previously used her service. Her practice is devoted to assisting families who have chosen to provide life support services for families with terminally ill pets.

Dr. David Ruble
Dr. Melissa Battaglia

Vet to Pet
(412) 496-7779

Pittsburgh and Western PA surrounding areas

Monday, Thursday & Friday 9am-5pm, Tuesday 9am-7pm
Wednesday Noon-7pm   Saturday  9am-4pm

This practice offers a variety of veterinary procedures in your home.

They will provide euthanasia service for families who have not previously been a client.  Emergency euthanasia may be available.

Dr. Michael Meneo
Pittsburgh Mobile Veterinary Services

25 mile radius of Pittsburgh
(additional charge applies to exceed this area)

Monday thru Friday  8am – 6pm   Saturday  8am – 2pm

Dr. Meneo performs all veterinary procedures in mobile office  (ie. surgeries, radiology, well visits, etc.) Emergency euthanasia services may be available for families who have not used his services before.

Dr. Linkenheimer
River Valley Veterinary Hospital
(724) 274-5575

Pittsburgh area

Mon/Thu after 7pm, Tues/Wed after 5pm, Fri/Sat after 1pm

Dr. Linkenheimer will try to provide euthanasia service for families who have not previously used his service.

Dr Barbara Smith
House Call Veterinary Services
(412) 278-2111

South Hills & city area

Mon thru Sat 9am-7pm

Dr. Smith will provide euthanasia service only for families who have an established relationship with her practice.  She provides routine veterinary care to your pet in your home.

Emergency Veterinary Services

When a pet becomes ill late in the evening or on a weekend, families are often at a loss as to where to take their pet for care. The following list provides information on practices that are open 24 hours a day/ 7 days a week/365 days a year.

VCA Northview Animal Hospital
223 Siebert Road, Pittsburgh 15237
(412) 364-5353
Comprehensive services yet small enough for families to feel comfortable. Many state of the art diagnostic and treatment services.

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center – North Hills (PVSEC North)
807 Camp Horne Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15237
(412) 366-3400

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center – South Hills (PVSEC South)
1535 Washington Rd
Washington, PA 15301

Pittsburgh Veterinary and Specialty Emergency Care. Large multifaceted veterinary center with most specialities.

4224 Northern Pike, Monroeville, PA 15146
(412) 373-4200
24 Hour Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital for Dogs and Cats

Met Vet West
5309 Campbells Run Rd., Pittsburgh, PA 15205
(412) 788-6400
All Animal Services, Veterinary Medicine

MedVet Pittsburgh (formerly University Veterinary Specialists)
2810 Washington Road, McMurray, Pennsylvania 15317
724-717-CARE (2273)
24 Hour Veterinary Emergency and Specialty Hospital for Dogs and Cats



Chartiers Custom Pet Cremation
Phone: 412-220-7800
442 Washington Avenue Bridgeville, Pennsylvania 15017