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.

Five Issues To Watch Out For In Your Cat

Health issues can affect cats at any time, but they can be the most damaging at the early stages of a cat’s life. Diseases and infections can hit kittens especially hard given their fragile nature, so it’s important to monitor their health closely during these... read more

Five Ways to Dog Proof Your Backyard

If you’re a dog owner, you do everything you can to keep your dog safe and healthy. That likely means dog proofing your home so that it is as safe as can be. While many pet owners know the hidden dangers that lurk inside one’s home, few realize that the outdoors can... read more

Should You Get a Puppy

Few things in life are as cute and cuddly as a puppy (except maybe a kitten) and even fewer things add as much joy to your life. But, as wonderful as puppies are, that doesn’t mean they don’t come without their headaches and hassles. If you’re considering adopting a... read more

Why Your Pet Smells

Does your pet have a certain aroma that can’t be ignored any more…no matter how hard you try? In other (less nice) words, does your pet stink? If you have a smelly pet, don’t stress! Your pet isn’t the first (or last) animal with an odor problem. To rid your pet... read more

After Care For Pets Following Surgery

At Hillside Animal Hospital we use minimally invasive surgery techniques so that your pet undergoes less trauma and recovery time is minimized. While minimally invasive surgery is safer for your pet than traditional invasive procedures, proper post-op care is still... read more

Caring for your senior pet

Everyone knows that a puppy’s needs are different from those of a grown dog.  So, doesn’t it make sense that senior dogs (and cats) have their own specific needs as well? The reality is senior pets have special care requirements because of their unique age-related... read more