Welcome to DR 4 PETS

Compassionate In-Home Pet Euthanasia 
Serving Ventura County and San Fernando Valley since 1989

(805) 494-3339


It happened during that stroll through the pet store, that visit to the shelter, or that browse through a rescue’s web page. You came in contact with an irresistible furry face pleading to make your home theirs. From that moment of first contact you’ve called them one of the family. But now things have changed. A debilitating disease, an uncontrollable pain or just father time has stripped your beloved companion of a good quality of life.  It is time to say goodbye. Since 1989 DR 4 PETS house call veterinary service has helped pets through those final moments. 

Why choose in-home pet euthanasia? There is no place like home. Your pet will experience a dignified and peaceful transition without ever having to leave its favorite resting place. If your pet is nearing the end and you want to prepare for that day, or if the time is now; let DR 4 PETS be of assistance.

Feel free to call or email if you have questions about the service, need a free phone consultation, or want to make an appointment:

(805) 494-3339
Email: [email protected]
Thousand Oaks and San Fernando Valley House Call Veterinarian, Pet Euthanasia | DR 4 PETS
Lorraine Watson DVM

Meet The Doctor

  • Dr.
    Lorraine Watson
    Owner of DR 4 PETS

    Dr. Watson has been servicing the cherished pets of Conejo Valley and vicinity since 1982. Originally from New York City, she was awarded her Bachelor’s Degree from Barnard College, Columbia University in 1977. While at Barnard she received a summer grant to study the wildlife in Tsavo National Park, Kenya. She traveled to Africa and studied the elephant population of the game reserve. It was this life changing experience that solidified her commitment to become a veterinarian. After graduating college, she attend veterinary school. She trained in veterinary medicine and surgery at Cornell University’s School of Veterinary Medicine, and graduated in 1981.

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Read What Our Clients Say

  • ""Putting a pet to sleep is never easy, but Dr. Lorraine Watson listened to our story, and helped guide us to make the right decision. Our Weim Seri was home, on her own bed, with her own family. We got to say our goodbyes and hold her as she first went into a twighlight state, then passed peacefully. I cannot recommend highly enough Dr. Watson or the process she employs.""
    Gavin Gervis
  • ""Dr. Watson, is kind, compassionate and caring. She is a blessing during such a difficult time. She explained everything to us and made the procedure completely painless and as pleasant as possible during these difficult circumstances. It was wonderful that my beautiful dog could stay at home, anxiety free, surrounded by her family at her final moment on earth. Thank you, Dr. Watson.""
    Robyn Cottier
  • ""Dr Watson was very kind. She is very gentle and comforting in an extremely tough time. I couldn’t imagine bringing our senior dog to the vet for this. He was laying in his bed with 0 stress and his family around him. For the worst thing you have to do as a pet owner this is the best way to do it.""
    Nick Wilkowske
  • ""Sad day in our home. Our 15 year old Maltese lost his battle with heart issues and failed rapidly, refusing food and water, just sleeping and quietly fading away. Dr Watson helped him move on, with the family holding him. She was kind and understanding, and we are so thankful for her.""
    Terry Schauer
  • ""I am so grateful to Dr. Watson for helping me through what was one of the hardest decisions of my life. Old age and ill health had got the better of my darling kitty, Zoey and the kindest thing was to let her cross the Rainbow Bridge peacefully. Dr. Watson was kind, compassionate and calm and explained everything in such a way as to put my mind at ease. Thank you Dr. Watson!""
    Maureen Sowell
  • ""Dr Watson made one of the most difficult evenings in my life peaceful and comfortable She is amazing... Thank you.""
    Kathy Greco
  • ""To be present at the bedside of a loved one when they pass away is such a blessing. Dr. Watson gave us this gift when we had to say goodbye to our wonderful 14 year old companion, Bro. He was so much more than a dog; he was a much loved member of our family. Dr. Watson's gentle compassion and care helped us make Bro's last moments as comfortable and loving as they could be. We wouldn't have had it any other way.""
    Teri Hulbert
  • ""Dr Watson made a very trying experience as humane and caring as possible. Our beloved cat Duke was in a lot of pain and I knew it was time to let him go. He was able to go at home and in my loving arms. thank you again Dr. Watson.""
    Frank Redlich
  • ""To everyone reading this, I am so sorry that you are dealing with such a sad time in your life but you need to know it is the only way to say goodbye to your furry family member. The hardest call I ever had to make, yet Dr. Watson’s comforting voice helped me get through the conversation. From the moment she arrived I felt calmness. She was gentle and compassionate while taking the time to explain everything. Her way of handling the whole situation was very caring and considerate. I can’t thank her enough for helping me through this most difficult period. Today I received Shumba’s remains in a very nice cedar box along with her paw print. Dr. Watson took care of everything. I am so fortunate Dr. Watson was recommended to me. The last thing I need you to know is a saying I came across, “Better to be a week early than a minute late.”"
    Jayne B.
  • ""There is nothing more devasting then losing a beloved member of your family and that is what our cat Angel was to my family. We will be eternally grateful for Dr. Lorraine Watson and her assistance in helping Angel to pass with peace and dignity in her own home. Her calm and compassionate manner helped my husband and I go through this very difficult time. “Thank you Dr. Watson for your kindness and empathy.” May God bless you.""
    Dani and Sidney Niekerk
  • ""We are so grateful to Dr. Watson for her calm, compassionate, professional help on a very emotional day. She was easy to reach and book a time with (same morning, in fact) and it could not have gone better, from our perspective. I can't imagine an easier and more peaceful way to help our beloved dog Lily to make her exit. Everything was handled with smoothness and ease and we were able to have enough time to say goodbye (about 10-15 minutes while the initial sedative took full effect), while still feeling that we were able to get through this very emotional process quickly and painlessly. I had had some concerns about the process of moving our large dog out to the vehicle after it was over but that, too, was completely simple and required very little on our part. We were able to just be with Lily and then be with each other and our emotions, with nothing else to stress about at all. Thank you Dr. Watson!""
    Erik Bork
  • ""Max gave us nearly 16 1/2 years of love until his last day, following us from room to room. The last year was especially meaningful due to the care provided by Dr. Watson, who managed his arthritis pain for optimal quality of life. In-home care was such a blessing and allowed Max to receive care without causing him distress. Of course, it provided us people with much comfort as well. We miss him very much! ""
    Robin Stuchinsky
  • ""Dr. Watson is such a blessing! She helped me with my fur baby from the time I got him till he passed on. She is so caring and professional. I am so grateful for her service!""
    Sunde T/San Fernando, CA.
  • ""Dr. Watson is wonderful. She is very compassionate and the pets appreciate that. Love that she can come to your home, where the pet feels the most comfortable. Thanks Dr. Watson.""
    Veronica J.
  • ""I’ve known Dr. Lorraine Watson for more than 30 years. She is compassionate and caring, the best veterinarian I’ve known. Her business is now in-home euthanasia. Unfortunately I had to use her service recently. Our experience could not have been better. She came to our home and helped our big boy graduate to the next level. We love Dr. Watson. I highly recommend her.""
    Betsy B. / Camarillo, CA
  • ""We are so grateful to Dr. Watson. Our girl Katy unexpectedly became very ill on a weekend and Dr. Watson came to help us say goodbye. She was kind and caring and allowed us to have our time together till the very end. I have used another Dr. for this service once before but Dr. Watson was the best. Being in the home is so very important to a pet-it alleviates extra stress on your loved one😿.""
    Robin Flowers and Lynn Crowell
  • ""Dr. Watson came the same day we called to help us put our sweet boy, Sweeney, to rest. She was kind, professional and respected our wishes on how we wanted to let Sweeney stay in his own bed while the process of putting him to sleep took place. She allowed men to cuddle and talk to Sweeney and cry unabashedly through the whole process. I am grateful to her for her being here.""
    Leslie Mattesich
  • ""Gentle, sweet Dr. Watson. What a true blessing to have our "kids" pass without fear at home. You have made a huge difference in their lives and ours. Thank you forever!!!""
    Charis and Rob
  • ""Having my Simon put to rest at home was the best thing I could have done for the both of us. It was peaceful and calm. Thank you Dr. Watson.""
    Laurie Holeman
  • ""Thank you Dr. Watson for making Freddies final moments pain free and with dignity. It was greatly appreciated. I hope anyone who has to part with a loved pet has a similar experience.""
    Patrick and Bonita Hart
  • ""Thank you Dr Watson for helping to make Benny comfortable in his passing. You were kind and compassionate and that's so important. Bless you.""
    Margaret Corridori
  • ""Thank you Dr. Watson for your kindness and gentleness when assisting us with Barcley's end of life moment. This was the first time we had in home care with this, and we are glad we did. It was stress free for Barcley, and much more meaningful for us. It allowed us to be with him in his home environment, and we were free to grieve in private. Thank you!""
    Cindy Pelter
  • ""Dr. Watson helped my son and I say good-bye to our beloved dog Bijou just yesterday. Her calm presence put us, and Bijou, at ease. Being able to be with her in our home for her last moments was so comforting. The paw print Dr. Watson did for us will be cherished.""
    Jakob Shavinski
  • ""Yesterday we had to say goodbye to our beloved family dog who has been our constant friend for 13 years. We called Dr.Watson, a referral from our veterinarian, to come to our home so we could spare Duke any trauma from spending his last moments afraid at the vets office. Duke drifted off to sleep in his favorite place at home while we stroked his head. Dr. Watson is professional and yet so loving and compassionate. Thank you Dr. Watson for coming to our home and providing such a peaceful goodbye for us and for Duke. I wouldn’t do it any other way.""
    Rhonda Bierschenk
  • ""Dr. Watson was very caring in helping us say good bye to our Ginger. Having everything done at our home was the best thing to do for her. Thank you Dr. Watson!""
    Mark Lara
  • ""In Lee Lee's final hour an angel knew how to escort her into Heaven with dignity and love. Dr. Watson was there within an hour and she allowed us to cuddle, talk and assure Lee Lee that she was safe with her loving family. Thank you, Dr. Watson, for your compassionate help in our time of need.""
    Mike and Marie Furney and Family
  • ""We were so happy to give our 13 year old german shepard 'Coal' a peaceful transition at home! This would not have happened without the love, care and graceful attention Dr. Watson provided. She guided us lovingly thru the process, careful to the needs of Coal as well as our own emotions, explaining matters all along the way.""
    Jeanne Urquiza
  • ""When our 12 year old rottweiler took an extreme turn in health we felt helpless. We called Dr. Watson and she was able to get to our home within 3 hours. The time, compassion, understanding, she offered was incredible. Her calm caring demeanor was so important to our kids. Several years ago, we had to put down our German Shepard at the vet's office. It was excruciating. Having Dr. Watson come to our home, allow Buster to peacefully drift off to sleep, was the best possible solution to a terrible situation. We highly recommend Dr. Watson. She is a true professional.""
    Kim and Frank Spaeth, Thousand Oaks
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