*  A $50 non-refundable reservation fee will be charged to your credit card at the time of appointment booking. The remainder will be charged the day before your appointment.  If you need to postpone/change your appointment, we will apply the $50 reservation fee to one future appointment booked and completed within 30 days of your original appointment provided you contact us at least 24 hours in advance of your scheduled appointment.  Appointments cancelled, postponed or changed with less than 24 hours notice (but prior to the same day of the appointment) will forfeit one-half of the appointment fee (including the reservation fee).  Appointments cancelled, postponed or changed the same day of the appointment will forfeit the full appointment fee (including the reservation fee).  For cancellations, the cremation, engraving, and paw print fees (if any/all) will be refunded to you (usually) within 2-3 business days on your credit card.  Or, if your pet passes naturally within 24 hours of your appointment, you can apply your pre-paid appointment fees, cremation costs, etc, towards the pick-up and cremation of your decreased pet.  Please see the Services/Pricing tab, Section B (5) for more information.

If Dr Sara encounters a snow/ice/gravel/dirt/mud/rutted road without being advised to bring her 4WD vehicle, or if the road is impassable or requires snow chains, or if any of the attendee(s) are symptomatic or sick, or if the pet is reactive, nervous, fractious (i.e. growls or hisses) or is aggressive, she will return to her office (pre-euthanasia) and you will forfeit the reservation fee and 100% of the appointment and travel fees.  Please let us know in advance if any of the above apply as it's not worth risking your pet's peaceful passing, reservation and appointment fees, or anyone's health and safety.  By submitting your appointment request either verbally or in writing, you agree to Dr Sara's Booking/Cancellation/Change Policy.   

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My office manager (Craig) would be honored to help you navigate the euthanasia process once you text/call him with the information we need from you (see items 1-17, left column) to request an Appointment.  He has a bachelor of science degree in computer science (CSUC), masters of business administration (SDSU), and masters of artificial intelligence credits (Stanford).   After 30+ years together... you can trust him.  He knows what we can/cannot do.  Yes, we are married :-)

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Euthanasia Appointment, Consult or Article Requests


To request a euthanasia appointment or a phone consult with Dr Sara please TEXT (or call) us at 530-306-5823 with answers to the questions below (items 1-17).  We will confirm your requested date/time via returned text.  Once confirmed, you can text/call us with your credit card to book your appointment.  

Note:  If you are having a hard time deciding if the timing is right to help your pet pass peacefully over the Rainbow Bridge... you are not alone.  Watching this short video 

may help.  Click here.  

*** See the text example below these questions to save yourself some time! ***

1. Is this an EMERGENCY for TODAY or

   requested for the NEXT FEW DAYS?

2. At least TWO requested appointment

     or consult DATES and TIMES?  Open 

     Fri/Sat/Mon/Tues.  Sun - emergencies

     only.  Closed:  Wed & Thurs.  At home

     appts offered at 10am, 1pm & 3pm. Phone

     consults offered at at 8:15am & 4:15pm. 

3. REASON for appointment or consult

     (e.g. at home euthanasia, quality of

     life consult, deceased pet pick-up)?

4.  Your NAME and ADDRESS?

5.  Your pet's NAME and AGE?

6. Your pet's SPECIES (dog or cat)?​

7. Your pet's GENDER and WEIGHT?  

8. Your pet's BREED and COLOR?

9.  Your pet's HEALTH issues (briefly)?

10. Your pet's FRIENDLINESS at the vet (e.g. friendly, timid, growls, nervous,  anxious, aggressive, etc)?  Note: Please be  honest as everyone needs to be safe during the euthanasia process;

11.  PRIVATE or COMMUNAL cremation? For private cremation's:  Cedar PHOTO urn or cedar NON-PHOTO urn?  Private cremation - your pet's ashes are returned back to you in a nice cedar urn in 2-3 weeks.  Communal cremation - no ashes back. Your pet's ashes are spread with other pets' ashes by the crematorium.  Note: Dr Sara does not generally provide euthanasia services for home burials.  See Section B(3) via the Services/Pricing tab for exceptions on home burials.  

​​12.  For cremations, if your pet weighs OVER 75 lbs, will someone be there to assist us in carrying your pet (on our nice pet stretcher) to our vehicle?  YES/NO/NA;

13. Any SPECIAL requests: YES/NO?  Paw print & color and/or urn engraving?  Paw print colors are black, brown, clear (white), green, navy blue, pink, purple, red, or teal.  Select one.  Please see Sections B(1) & B(4) via the Services/Pricing tab for urn engraving and paw print examples.

14. Your preferred OUTSIDE setting (e.g. back yard, front yard, deck, patio, gazebo,  open garage, etc) or INSIDE open air setting (e.g. living room, den, entry way, etc) where the euthanasia can be performed safely,  peacefully and the lighting is good?  We do not recommend performing the euthanasia process in a bedroom, bathroom, or hallway as it is usually to confining and/or dark.

​​15.   Are you and your family all healthy?  YES/NO.   If "No" please describe.  Note:  If anyone in your family is not healthy (e.g. cold, cough, flu, covid, etc) please let us know in advance so that we can discuss other arrangements with you.

16.  Do you live on a PAVED road or a GRAVEL/DIRT/RUTTED road?  If your road has SNOW/ICE/MUD on it, please let us know.  This determines which vehicle Dr Sara will bring (2WD or 4WD).  

17.  Do you agree to Dr Sara's Booking/

Cancellation/Change Policy?  YES/NO.  See bottom of web page (below).

Once we receive your appointment or consult request (Example below), we will get back to you during our normal business hours (if not sooner) with our available dates/times.  

Example:  Appointment request "text":

1.   Next few days.

2.   Friday or Saturday. 10am or 1pm.

3.   At home euthanasia

4.   Stacey & Jim Blake,

        1234 Stage Lane,

        Cameron Park, CA 95682

5.   Bailey.  Age 14.

6.   Dog

7.   Male.  88 lbs.

8.   Golden retriever.  Gold color.

9.   Kidney failure, GI issues.

10.  Friendly but shy.

11.  Private Cremation. Cedar photo urn.

12.  Yes, we can help carry.

13.  Paw print.  Color - Navy blue.

         Urn engraving:  Centered/Italics


                   Our Sweet Baby Girl

14.  Outside - Backyard patio, 

15.  Yes.  All healthy.

16.  Paved road.  Gravel driveway.  No       

         snow, ice or mud.  2WD OK.

17.  Yes, we agree to Dr Sara's booking/

         cancellation/change policy.


It's always best to contact Dr. Sara's office a few days in advance of your preferred appointment date/time.   That reduces the amount of stress on you and your pet minimizing the need for an emergency visit.

Passing with Dignity

------------ Booking/Cancellation/Change Policy ------------

Serving El Dorado Hills, Cameron Park, Shingle Springs, Rescue, Placerville, Camino, Diamond Springs, El Dorado, Lotus, Coloma and portions of Pollock Pines, Pilot Hill and Folsom.

Passing With Dignity

Dr. Sara Nadolski, DVM, CVA

Cell:  530-306-5823 (cell/text)

IMPORTANT:  If you have an aggressive, reactive, nervous or fractious pet, please click on the Services/Pricing tab (left side) and see Section C (Consults) before booking an Appointment.  

OPEN: 8am-5pm:  Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.  Sunday (emer- gencies only - if available).  

Closed:  Wed and Thurs.  

Call/text: 530-306-5823 seven days a week (text preferred) to book an appoint-ment as we do check our messages multiple times a day.  

Appointment or Consult Booking

After your appointment date/time is confirmed, to book your preferred appointment or consult, we will need: 

A.  Your CREDIT CARD information (card #, exp date, csc #, & billing zipcode).   Most folks text us a picture of the front and back of their credit card to book their appointment. Then, we delete the picture once your appointment is finalized.  Or, you can call us with your credit card informa-tion.  Simple!

Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover cards accepted.  Dr Sara does not accept Care Credit, cash or checks so that we can focus on your pet during your appointment.

All appointments and consults are booked on a first-come, first-serve basis so it is best to get your request in early.   Appointments and consults can only be held (once confirmed) for a maximum of 30 minutes awaiting your credit card information.  Please text or call 530-306-5823 with your credit card information (text preferred).  

​​​​​​Euthanasia Article Request

To request Dr. Sara's free "Euthanasia, when will I know it is time?" article, you may either text or call Dr. Sara at 530-306-5823 with your email address.  We will email the article to you. 

In the interim, you can watch a very good YouTube video entitled "When is it time to euthanize your pet?" by clicking here.   It's well worth watching.