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Compassionate care for your beloved companion.

We offer compassionate in-home end-of-life care for pets in Metro-Detroit. Saying goodbye to your cherished pet is never easy. Our team understands, and we're here to provide professional care with compassion, right in the comfort of your home.

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Matero Veterinary Services

Dr. Erin Matero and her dogs

Welcome to Matero Veterinary Services, where compassionate end-of-life care comes to your doorstep in the Metro Detroit area. Dr. Erin Matero, a dedicated veterinarian, founded our practice to offer pet owners a comforting option for saying goodbye to their beloved companions.


At Matero Veterinary Services, we understand the profound bond between pets and their owners. When it's time to say farewell, we believe in providing a peaceful and dignified transition for your furry loved one, right in the comfort and privacy of your own home.


Dr. Matero brings a wealth of experience and expertise to our practice. A native of Rochester Hills, MI, she is deeply rooted in the local community. After graduating from Avondale High School, Dr. Matero pursued her passion for animal care at Grand Valley State University, earning her bachelor's degree with pride (Go Lakers!). Continuing her journey, Dr. Matero earned her veterinary degree from Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine, completing her clinical year at Michigan State University. Her dedication to providing compassionate care extends beyond the clinic walls.


In her free time, Dr. Matero enjoys the serene beauty of Lake St Clair, often accompanied by her husband and beloved dogs. This connection to nature rejuvenates her spirit and underscores her commitment to fostering meaningful connections between pets and their families.


We're honored to serve the Metro Detroit community with empathy, professionalism, and respect. Let us help you navigate this difficult time with grace and compassion.

End of Life Care
We offer in-home euthanasia services to ensure that your pet's passing is peaceful and dignified. Our team will work with you to make this difficult time as comfortable as possible.
Aftercare Services
We offer cremation services and help with memorializing your pet. We understand that the loss of a pet is a difficult time, and we are here to support you every step of the way.

Our Services

Honoring your beloved companion

with dignity, peace and love

Compassionate care throughout

the entire process

After-care memorialization

services available

Gentle Guidance

  • What is in-home euthanasia?
    In-home euthanasia is a service provided by veterinarians where the euthanasia procedure is performed in the comfort of the pet's home rather than at a veterinary clinic. It allows pets to pass away peacefully in familiar surroundings surrounded by their loved ones.
  • Is in-home euthanasia humane?
    Yes, in-home euthanasia is considered a humane option for end-of-life care for pets. It allows them to be in a familiar environment, reducing stress and anxiety during their final moments.
  • How do I know when it's time for euthanasia?
    Deciding when it's time for euthanasia is a personal and difficult decision. Signs that may indicate it's time include chronic pain, loss of appetite, difficulty breathing, loss of interest in activities, and a decreased quality of life. Your veterinarian can provide guidance and support in making this decision.
  • Do I need to prepare anything for the appointment?
    Before the appointment, you may want to choose a comfortable and quiet location in your home where the procedure can take place. You may also want to gather any special items or blankets that your pet finds comforting.
  • Can I be present during the procedure?
    Yes, absolutely. We allow pet owners to be present during the procedure if they wish. Being present can provide comfort and support to both the pet and the owner during this difficult time.
  • What happens after the procedure?
    After the procedure, you will have options for aftercare, including, cremation, or communal cremation. Dr. Matero will discuss these options with you and help you make the best decision for your pet.
  • How much does in-home euthanasia cost?
    The cost of in-home euthanasia starts at $375 and will vary depending on factors such as location, the size of the pet, and any additional services requested. Please contact us directly for more information.
  • Will my other pets be affected by the euthanasia process?
    It's possible that other pets in the household may be affected by the loss of their companion. Providing extra attention, maintaining routines, and allowing pets to grieve in their own way can help them cope with the loss.
  • Is in-home euthanasia available for all types of pets?
    In-home euthanasia is available for dogs and cats, we may also offer this service for other pets, including small mammals. Please contact us about your specific situation.

Amanda Demchik

End of life services are never one you want to think about. Dr. Matero handles the entire process with compassion and care. We are so thankful that our boy’s last moments were surrounded by his entire family - fur brothers included — in our home where he was comfortable and not scared. We can never express how thankful we are to Dr. Matero.

How to
Contact Us

Our Information

For inquiries or appointments,
please contact us via:

Phone/Text: 586-636-3687

Best for prompt responses or appointments

If you reach our voicemail, kindly leave a message. Please allow some time for a response as we may be attending to other pets.

We are not a full-service practice and we do not provide emergency services. In case of a pet emergency, please reach out to Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners at 248-354-6640.

Serving most cities within Macomb, Oakland, Lapeer, St. Clair and Wayne counties. 

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