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In-home pet euthanasia for your beloved dogs & cats in Athens, GA

Our compassionate licensed veterinarians are available to help ease the pain of your beloved dog or cat at home, surrounded by loved ones.

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Athens and Surrounding Cities Service Areas

Meet local veterinarians in Athens, GA serving pet parents with at-home pet euthanasia & aftercare cremation services

Find and book local veterinarians to support you through this difficult time in the comfort of your home providing loving and professional care in your pet's final moments, starting at $300 for at-home pet euthanasia.

Dr. Paula Loniak

Dr. Paula Loniak

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Meet Dr. Paula Loniak, a compassionate and experienced veterinarian with 27 years of veterinary services under her belt. Born and raised in New York and later settling in California, Dr. Loniak embarked on a journey that led her to become a dedicated advocate for in-home pet care. With a diverse background in various animal care roles, including veterinary assistant, kennel manager, and licensed vet tech in an emergency pet hospital, she discovered her true calling as a veterinarian. After completing four years of undergraduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook and another four years at the University of Georgia, she graduated in 1996 and established a house call practice in Athens, GA.Driven by the belief that pets deserve compassionate end-of-life care, Dr. Paula Loniak specializes in offering in-home euthanasia services. Recognizing the need for pet owners who face challenges in bringing their pets to a vet hospital, she provides a solution that considers the comfort and convenience of both the animals and their human companions. By conducting house calls, Dr. Loniak gains unique insights into the behavior and well-being of pets in their natural environments. She understands that house calls can alleviate stress for everyone involved, especially during difficult moments such as euthanasia.Dr. Paula Loniak received her Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (DVM) from the University of Georgia in 1996, following her undergraduate studies at SUNY Stony Brook in 1992. Her motivation to care for animals stems from a lifelong passion nurtured through diverse experiences, from being a horse groom and veterinary assistant to interning at the Bronx Zoo Vet Hospital. Having witnessed the unwavering love that pets provide to their owners, she believes in offering them the utmost compassion and relief when their bodies begin to fail. Dr. Loniak's commitment to in-home euthanasia allows pets to gracefully transition from a life of unconditional love to a peaceful rest.Beyond her veterinary career, Dr. Paula Loniak embraces various personal interests and hobbies. She finds joy in gardening, swimming, and indulging in books through both reading and audiobooks. Socializing with friends, attending live music events, and dancing the night away are among her favorite pastimes. Dr. Loniak even reveals her nerdy side as an avid fan of "The Big Bang Theory," happily rewatching episodes with enthusiasm. Of course, her personal life is intertwined with her love for animals, as she cherishes her own pets and fosters dogs from rescue organizations. Currently residing with her dog Lily, cat Simba, and other dogs who share her home, Dr. Paula Loniak ensures that her furry companions enjoy a harmonious and fulfilling life together.

How do I decide if now is the right time?

In Athens, deciding when to bid farewell to your pet at home can be challenging. Pet owners frequently consult with their primary vet to determine the appropriate time. A quality of life scale is also a helpful tool for pet parents, providing an objective perspective on their pet's well-being. The choice of in-home euthanasia is often tough, and utilizing a quality of life scale may offer valuable guidance during this emotional time.


Here is standard pricing but actual pricing will vary across cities, size of pets, vets, and day/time of the week. For specific pricing, please begin a booking to view different options by price.

Emergency Appointments

Sometimes pets take a turn for the worse overnight or in a short amount of time, so we do our best to accommodate same day appointments with a few hours notice but we can't guarantee that. If this is a medical emergency and you are in need of assistance please see local resources below.

Cities Served Near Athens, GA


Resources Near Athens, GA

Veterinary Clinics & Hospitals Near Athens, GA

If your pet has an urgent need for pet euthanasia and a veterinarian in our network isn't available, here are clinics and emergency hospitals for pets in need for end of life care.

Located in Athens, Athens Veterinary Surgery Center provides 24/7 emergency services for pets in need. Their skilled team of veterinarians and support staff is equipped to handle a wide range of emergencies, including pet euthanasia. Athens Veterinary Surgery Center's commitment to compassionate care and their focus on both pets and their owners during stressful situations make them a valuable resource for the Athens community.

In addition, Georgia Veterinary Specialists has an Athens location, offering emergency services alongside their specialty care. They are staffed with experienced veterinarians and support staff who provide around-the-clock care for pets in crisis. The clinic features advanced diagnostic tools and a surgical suite, ensuring that pets receive immediate and high-quality care during emergencies. Georgia Veterinary Specialists' dedication to compassionate care and their commitment to helping pets in need have earned them the trust of pet owners in Athens.

Although not exclusively an emergency clinic, Companion Animal Hospital in Athens also provides after-hours emergency services to assist pet owners facing unexpected medical crises. With a focus on personalized and compassionate care, the hospital's experienced team of veterinarians and support staff is dedicated to addressing pet emergencies promptly and effectively. Whether it's diagnostics, treatment, or surgery, Companion Animal Hospital ensures that pets receive the attention they need, even during non-business hours.

Here are other local pet clinics and hospitals near Athens:

Oglethorpe Animal Clinic

1562 Athens Rd
Crawford, GA 30630
(706) 743-8021

Athens Regional Veterinary Services

4990 Lexington Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 546-8282

Comer Veterinary Hospital

311 GA-72 W
Comer, GA 30629
(706) 783-5111

Winterville Animal Clinic

250 Henry Meyer Rd
Winterville, GA 30683
(706) 742-5108

Gaines School Animal Hospital

513 Gaines School Rd
Athens, GA 30605
(706) 549-1708

Colbert Animal Hospital

41 Co Rd 229
Colbert, GA 30628
(706) 548-2233

Madison Animal Hospital

19 Griffeth Ln
Danielsville, GA 30633
(706) 795-3790

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

501 D. W. Brooks Drive
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-4979

UGA Pet Health Center

125 Veterinary Lp
Athens, GA 30602
(706) 542-1984

Oconee Veterinary Hospital

7530 Macon Hwy
Watkinsville, GA 30677
(706) 705-2350

Athens Veterinary Surgery Center

2315 Prince Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 354-4002

Firehall 4 Animal Hospital

815 Hawthorne Ave
Athens, GA 30606
(706) 583-9191