Veterinary Services

Pet Euthanasia

Euthanizing a pet is not an easy decision. We are here to discuss options and assist in every way we can during this difficult time.

“At some point, we move from ensuring a quality of life to ensuring a quality of death.”
~ Dr. Mary Gardner



The word “euthanasia” literally means “good death”. As the only medical profession licensed to perform this gift, we take the utmost pride in having the technical, medical, and soft skills necessary to provide a peaceful end-of-life experience for your beloved pet. Choice of Individual cremation (ashes are returned in an urn of your choice), Communal cremation (Ashes are not returned), or taking the pet home for burial are made available.

Why euthanasia?

Just as we all age, so do our beloved pets. As much as we would love for all of our pets to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet’s life. Based on your pet’s quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider.

When is the time right?

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize an animal, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. Your top concern should be about your pet’s quality of life, difficulties that come with old age, and the pain they may be suffering.

What should I expect?

Our euthanasia process is designed to be as peaceful as possible. Either at the veterinary clinic or in the comfort of your home, we want to ensure that your pet has the most peaceful passing we can provide. Once you and the doctor have determined that this is the best choice, prepayment will be set up so that all paperwork is finalized before the process is started. When ready, your pet will receive a sedation that helps them fully relax. During the time it takes to reach this state, you and your family may remain with your pet. It is a quiet few minutes of saying goodbye. You may also choose to leave at this point, having bid your pet farewell, taking comfort in knowing it was calm and pain free. If you choose to have an individual cremation for your pet, the veterinary clinic will call you once your pets ashes are ready for pick up. 

How should I get more information or ask for help?

Our veterinarians are available to discuss your options. They are very familiar with the experience, and are able to talk about the process and the feelings that come with it. Please make an appointment or contact us for information on options, timelines, and references for support through the grieving process.

Call 505-508-4527 for further information, scheduling or pricing. In-home euthanasia services are available on a limited case by case basis.

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