House Call Fees
Dr Steve strives to keep his fees fair, and comparable to those of his colleagues. To make his house calls available to as many pet owners as possible, he offers discounts to students, seniors, first responders, military, and many others.
If you have questions about fees, please don't hesitate to phone or email. Fees can also be discussed at the time of the home visit; if requested, an estimate will be provided before any services are performed.
House Call Primary Territory
Includes travel within Dr Steve's primary territory, consultation, and examination for one pet. Limited to dogs and cats.
Recheck Call Primary Territory
Includes travel within Dr Steve's primary territory, consultation, and examination for one pet, within 30 days of the prior visit and for reevaluation of the original problem.
Additional Exam Primary Territory
If you have other pets at home, why not get them all checked out at once? Limited to dogs and cats on the same visit.
Each Vaccine Exam Required
If annual exam is current, the recheck house call fee will apply, in addition to the cost of vaccines.
Common Lab Tests:
Includes house call and euthanasia. Remains are left in the pet owner's care for home burial, or collection by crematory, cemetery or city agency. (For pets over 120 lbs, the cost is $445.)
Price by weight
Euthanasia & Communal Cremation:
Includes house call, euthanasia, transportation of remains & communal cremation. Cremated remains will be scattered at sea. (For pets over 120 lbs, Dr Steve cannot assist with transportation/cremation. The pet owner will need to make arrangements with a city agency or crematory instead.)
Price by weight
Euthanasia & Individual Cremation:
Includes house call, euthanasia, transportation of remains, individual cremation and home delivery in a standard urn. Cremated remains will be delivered to the pet owner by the crematory within 14 days. Standard urn is a fabric covered, rectangular box with a top lid. Other urn options are available for additional fees. (For pets over 120 lbs, Dr Steve cannot assist with transportation/cremation. The pet owner will need to make arrangements with a city agency or crematory instead.)
Price by weight
Add Decorative Urn or Clay Pawprint:
Cal Pet Crematory has a wide variety of decorative urns that can be seen here. Engraving is available on certain urns for an additional $20-30. Please note the model number and price of your preferred urn prior to the home visit. Pawprints in clay are available for $35.
May be charged when a pet owner cancels a house call with less than 8 hours notice, or when a pet owner is not home at the agreed upon time.
May be charged when a pet's behavior demands extra time, effort and/or risk to personnel.
Dr Steve doesn't mind signing nondisclosure agreements, but there will be an extra charge for this legal accommodation.
Full payment is required at the time of the house call, unless prior arrangements have been made. Dr Steve accepts cash, debit cards, Apple Pay, Venmo, VISA, MasterCard, American Express & Discover. With a valid California Drivers License or State ID, he'll even take a local personal check.**
**Conditions when checks cannot be accepted:
1) Check address or residence outside of Los Angeles County.
2) Previously returned check.
3) Euthanasia services.