When the time comes to say goodbye to your beloved pet, we will be with you.
Euthanasia and cremation
Undoubtedly one of the most difficult aspects of owning a pet is deciding when it is time to euthanize a beloved friend. Our team is prepared to counsel you in order to help you make the best decision for you and your pet. Additionally, FAQ 4 under our Resources and Education tab provides a discussion of the decision to euthanize and lists a number of questions to help you better determine your pet’s quality of life. When the time comes to euthanize your pet, we do our very best to schedule the procedure as conveniently for you as possible. The process itself is as peaceful, painless and respectful as we can make it. Most pets are cremated after euthanasia and you can choose whether or not to receive your individual pet’s remains. If you would like, we will make a clay impression of one of your pet’s paws for you to keep as a memento. There is no charge for this clay paw print.
There are times when clients would rather have their pet euthanized in their home rather than at our hospital. In these situations, we do our best to schedule the procedure as conveniently for you as possible within the constraints of our scheduled hospital appointments. For an in-home euthanasia, a veterinarian and a veterinary technician will come to your house, perform the euthanasia and bring your pet’s body back to the hospital for cremation. You have the option of having your pet’s individual remains returned to you or not. If you would like, we will make a clay impression of one of your pet’s paws for you to keep as a memento. There is no charge for this clay paw print.