El Camino Veterinary Hospital

1380 El Camino Real
Atascadero, CA 93422



End of Life


El Camino Veterinary Hospital understands that the end of your pet's life can be a most difficult time. Many pets who suffer with long-term chronic illnesses such as cancer benefit from compassionate palliative care, during which we emphasize making your pet companion as comfortable as possible. Because you know your pet the best, our staff will work with you so this transitional time of life is calm and peaceful.

When the time comes, after considering your pet's quality of life and his state of health, we can offer humane euthanasia. Because this experience is different for each person, you may be involved as much as you want every step of the way.

El Camino Veterinary Hospital will help you celebrate the life of your pet and the friendship you built over the years. We can arrange for either communal or private cremation. If you choose private cremation, your pet's ashes will be returned to you either in a handsome redwood urn or in another of your choice. Grief counseling is available.