End of Life Consults and In-Home Euthanasia

Your pet may be very sick, very old – or both.  We understand how emotional and difficult it can be navigating through your pet’s care when quality of life becomes consideration in the prognosis.  Our veterinarians will help you make honest and sincere end of life decisions through information, guidance and support when you have questions like:

  • How do I know it’s time to put my pet to sleep?
  • What happens when a veterinarian puts a pet down?
  • What can I do to make this less difficult on my children, family and friends?

If it’s more comfortable to say good-bye in the comfort of your home, our veterinarians are happy to arrange a house call for in-home euthanasia services.

We also have many grief support resources for you and your family during this difficult time.



Please take the time to read our complimentary blogs below.

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

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Caring for your senior pet

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Common signs of arthritis in your pet

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Lawn chemicals and your pet

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Common Cat Skin Conditions

There’s nothing nicer than snuggling with your cat, petting its soft, shiny fur and hearing its quiet purrs of contentment. But petting your cat when it’s suffering from a skin condition is another story. Unfortunately, skin conditions in cats are an all too common... read more

Kennel Cough and how to prevent it

Like it or not, cold and flu season is right around the corner. While getting a flu shot should be high on your to-do list this winter, don’t forget to protect your furry friend as well. One of the most common diseases dogs can acquire (winter or not) is something... read more