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Peaceful Passing At-Home Pet Euthanasia Peaceful Passing At-Home Pet Euthanasia
When It's Time...Give Your Pet The Final Gift...A Peaceful Passing at Home.

Please Note: Dr. Whala IS still taking appointments during this time to help critically ill and suffering pets pass peacefully in their home. However special measures will be taken to ensure the safety and health of everyone. Please let Dr Whala know if you have any questions, requests or concerns.

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Locate a Vet in Your Area

Serving Fresno, Clovis and Surrounding Areas Dr. Karen Whala

(559) 475-8153
Dr. Karen Whala

Services and Pricing

Euthanasia Appointment

$300* (In Fresno and Clovis areas)

Dog in Sunlight

The Home Visit Euthanasia fee includes the following:

  • Sedation tailored to your pet's comfort level and condition
  • Euthanasia medication
  • All supplies to help your pet transition as peacefully as possible
  • Keepsake pawprint memorial (if desired)
  • Lock of fur (if desired)
  • Certificate of Death (if desired)
  • Courtesy notification to your veterinarian

*Please Note: Cremation fees are extra and depend on the type of cremation desired and the weight of the pet. Please refer to the Aftercare pricing below.

Aftercare Services & Pricing

Varies (see below)

If you choose to have your Peaceful Passing veterinarian handle your pet’s cremation, we will coordinate this service through the Fresno Pet Cemetery and provide transportation for your pet’s remains. The cost of cremation will simply be added to your Peaceful Passing appointment.

If you would like to know more information about options for aftercare, please click here.

0 - 3 pounds $155
4 - 30 pounds $225
31 - 60 pounds $250
61 - 90 pounds $345
91- 140 pounds $395
141 + pounds $455+

Please note - These prices have been marked up from costs charged by Fresno Pet Cemetery to accommodate transportation of your pet by your Peaceful Passing veterinarian to the Fresno Pet Cemetery. If you wish to make arrangements directly with Fresno Pet Cemetery, please call (559) 266-6753.
0 - 3 pounds $55
4 - 30 pounds $75
31 - 60 pounds $95
61 - 90 pounds $150
91- 140 pounds $200
141 + pounds $240+

Group cremation is an option for pet owners who do not want any ashes returned. The Fresno Pet Cemetery will cremate your pet along with other pets together and will scatter the mixed ashes on the Cemetery site. You may visit the site through arrangements made directly with Fresno Pet Cemetery.

Deceased Pet Pickup

If your pet has recently passed and you would like arrangements to have your pet respectfully transported to the to the Fresno Pet Cemetery for cremation, please see the following costs based on size:


0-20 pounds $75
21-60 pounds $100
61+ $175

If you are located outside our service area, please call to obtain an estimate for transportation of your pet.

*Please note, these transportation fees are in addition to cremation fees

Additional Fees


- May be incurred for the following reasons:

Extended Travel Fees: $25-$100
Holidays (major): $25-$50
All other travel areas at Dr's discretion: $2.00/mile extra

Book An Appointment Online

To book an appointment, please click on a blue schedule block and complete the online form. After submitting, your Peaceful Passing Veterinarian will reach out to you to further discuss your pets condition and confirm your appointment time.

Local Resources

Cat and Companion

Local Area Pet Loss and Grief Support

The pain of loss can often feel overwhelming and trigger all sorts of painful and difficult emotions. While some people may not understand the depth of feeling you had for your pet, you should never feel guilty or ashamed about grieving for an animal friend. Here are a few resources that can help.

Below are some resources to help you or a loved one cope with the loss of a pet.


Phone Lines

  • National Suicide Prevention Life Line: 800-273-8255
  • Grief counselor: toll free at 855-PET-LOSS (855-738-5677) – fee based
  • UC Davis offers grief consultations. Contact Client Support Counselor at 530-752-7341

For more information and resources on pet loss and grief support please click here.

Other Vets

Dr. Karen Whala

The following are mobile veterinarians in the Fresno area that also provide home euthanasia services. They are not affiliated with Peaceful Passing At-Home Pet Euthanasia.

  • Dr. Sue House Calls — Open M–F, weekends by appointment. Contact Dr. Sue Lynch at (559) 241-4240
  • NCC Pet Rescue – Contact Dr. Jessica Palacios for Appointment at (559) 800-6088
  • Dr. Patrick Smith Veterinary Housecalls — — Contact Dr. Patrick Smith at (559) 447-9644

If you have an emergency and our Peaceful Passing veterinarian is unable to help, please refer to the following 24 hour Emergency veterinary hospitals in Fresno.

Payment Options

We accept:

  • All major credit cards
  • Personal checks (made out to ‘Karen Whala’)
  • Scratchpay, a third party payment plan service
  • Most pet insurance accept Peaceful Passing services. Please let us know if you have any paperwork that needs to be completed.

Dr. Karen Whala

About Dr. Whala

Dr. Karen Whala has always had a soft spot in her heart for the older pets she’s treated in practice and saw a need for our beloved pets to pass peacefully at home rather than in the clinic setting. She started Peaceful Passing in 2018 and has been blessed and honored to help families assist their terminal, painful or suffering pets transition from life to death 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 and attended Dunlap elementary school and Reedley High before transferring and obtaining 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. She had everything from iguanas and ducklings to lambs and frogs and it was during these formative pet owning years that she planned and decided to become a veterinarian.

In 2006, Dr. Whala graduated with her veterinary degree from UC Davis and 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 before taking a short 3 ½ year break, after the unexpected passing of her beloved dog ‘Skeeter’, to work for the Federal Government in Food Safety and Inspection Services. After earning a Masters in Public Health and Board Certification in Veterinary Preventive Medicine during that time, Dr. Whala returned to private practice to start Peaceful Passing.

Dr. Whala lives in Fresno and keeps very busy sharing her time between working at a local clinic part-time, volunteering with Pathfinders (a boys and girls club) and helping families assist in the peaceful passing of their pets.

In her rare spare time, she loves backpacking, hiking, traveling and hosting at her home.

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