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Dr. Emilie Ravn

House Call Veterinarian

Dr Ravn's Home Vet Care is a house call veterinary service in San Fransisco and the peninsula providing veterinary care to your furry loved ones in the comfort of your home.

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About Us

Dr. Emilie Ravn

I grew up in both Southern California and in Norway. We always had a variety of animals in our home. From a young age I knew I wanted to pursue a career in veterinary medicine. 

 

While competing for their women's NCAA basketball team, I earned my Bachelor's degree in Animal Science at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo in 2007. 

I returned to Europe for vet school, and was awarded my veterinary degree in the United Kingdom at the University of Bristol in 2013. The first two years of my young vet career I spent working with small animals in Cardiff, Wales. 

In 2015 I moved back to my home state of California and started working in San Francisco and the surrounding area.

After witnessing the wonders of acupuncture and alternative medicine in practice, I completed the Small Animal Acupuncture course in June 2019 at the Chi Institute in Reddick, Florida. 

I am passionate about providing the highest level of care for all my patients in a compassionate, stress-free manner, and with a few years of house calls under my belt, I have realized there is a significant need for palliative and hospice expertise in veterinary medicine. With our pets living longer due to the advances of modern day veterinary medicine, it is important we ensure our pets needs are met as they enter their senior and geriatric years.  In the hope of being able to provide more detailed and high quality care of my patients, over the past year I have trained with the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC), and have become certified in veterinary palliative and hospice care.

 

I hold a number of animals very close to my heart. It is with the heaviest of hearts I have to let everyone know that I had to lay my special, wonderful dog, Mia, to rest in July 2023. She was my heart dog, and is greatly missed. When it rains it pours, and I have even more sad news - I had to lay my dear Sophie cat to rest in March 2024. She was such a special kitty, so talkative and demanding of my lap. I cannot wait to see Mia and Sophie again on the other side of the rainbow bridge.

On a brighter note, I welcomed the sweetest dog into my life this year. Her name is Stella, and she has absolutely stolen my heart and helped with the heartbreak of losing Mia and Sophie. 

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Meet Marjele

Marjele joined Dr Ravn's Home Vet Care in June 2023 as a Clinical Care Coordinator.

 

Marjele is originally from Finland and immigrated to the US many years ago when she started a family here. Marjele has been working in various aspects of the veterinary field for many years, and truly enjoys working with animals.

Marjele currently has one dog, a schnauzer mix named Oliver. She enjoys different outdoor activities such as hiking, walking, swimming and spending time with her four adult children .

We are so fortunate to have Marjele on our team. Her compassion, empathy and love for animals is profound, and fits perfectly with our practice standards. 

How a Housecall Works

A housecall visit enables us to reduce fear/stress  of our furry loved ones by performing the exam and treatments in the home-setting. This also enables Dr Ravn to assess your pet in their natural environment. We ask for a 15 minute grace period from the start of the appointment as traffic and parking can be unpredictable. Dr Ravn will text ahead of time if running behind and to give a rough arrival time. 

How Does a Visit Work?

If you feel comfortable with it, Dr Ravn will enter your home to perform your pet's exam and treatments.

Alternatively, dogs can be examined outside. Unfortunately due to concern for escape, it is best if cats are examined indoors.

How to Prepare
for a Visit

Cats: It is advised to put your cat in a small room such as a bathroom, or in a carrier shortly before the appointment time to allow easy access to them.

Dogs: It is advised to have a collar/harness on them at the time of visit to enable Dr Ravn to examine them more readily.

Covid 19
Preperations

Dr Ravn and staff are vaccinated against COVID-19.

We do not routinely wear masks at appointments. If it is desired for us

to wear a mask during this appointment, please let us know

and we would be happy to wear one.  

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Cancellation Policy

If an appointment is cancelled fewer than 24 hours before the appointment, a cancellation fee of $90 will be charged. 

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Perscription
Policy

Dr. Ravn & staff do not call pharmacies to fill prescriptions, and do not approve prescriptions online. Dr Ravn will provide a written prescription which can be used to fill medications at your desired pharmacy.

Policies

Area of Service + Hours

Dr. Ravn provides service in San Francisco & the North Peninsula for new clients.

Dr. Ravn DOES NOT accept new clients north of the Sunset District, Forest Hill, Diamond Heights and Bernal Heights.

 

On the Peninsula there is no service offered for Half Moon Bay or South of Palo Alto.

Mondays: 9-5 

Tuesdays: 9-5 

Wednesdays: 9-5

Thursdays: 9-5

Fridays: 10:30-3

Saturdays: the 1st Saturday of the month 9-3

Out of Hours/Emergency

If you are worried about your pet and this is an emergency I would recommend contacting one of your local emergency facilities for treatment. 

SAGE- SF

24 hour emergency and specialty center

600 Alabama St
San Francisco, 94110
tel. (415) 566-0540
SAGE

24 hour emergency and specialty center

934 Charter St
Redwood City, 94063
tel. (650) 417-7243
San Francisco Animal Medical Center
(SF AMC)

24 hour emergency and specialty center

2343 Filmore St
San Francisco, 94115
tel. (415) 872-1872
Out of Hours/Emergency
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Veterinary
Services
Offered

 

End of Life Care
  • Euthanasia $445 for cats and dogs under 40lbs

  • Euthanasia $495 for dogs above 40lbs

  • Euthanasia out of hours $550 for <40lbs, $575 for >40lbs

    • **The out of hours fee will be applied to an appointment that is scheduled outside of Dr Ravn's regular business hours**​

  • Communal cremation starting at $150-300 (depending on weight)

  • Private cremation with ashes returned $250-$400 depending on weight.

Acceptable forms of Payment:

Cash, check, Zelle, Venmo, and at request credit card for a small fee

Prescription Refills

Please fill out this form to request a prescription from Dr. Ravn

Thank youf or submitting a prescription request!

Perscription Request

Schedule a Visit

To schedule an appointment please submit the following form and we will be in touch within the next business day.

Thank you for submitting an appointment request!  We will be in contact in the next 1-2 business days.​

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