Upon your arrival, one of our receptionists will escort you and your pet to a comfortable exam room, and will have you sign a consent form. By signing the consent form, you are authorizing us to humanely euthanize your pet and will confirm what your wishes are for after-care (either cremation or burial).
The receptionist will also invoice you for the euthanasia and cremation fees at this time, to prevent you from waiting in line at the front desk to check out. One of our nurses will bring your pet to the treatment area to place an IV Catheter, which will give the doctor an easy access port to safely and comfortably administer the euthanasia drugs to your pet. Once the IV Catheter is placed, we will bring your pet back into the exam room to allow you and your family time to say goodbye. When you are ready, the doctor will come in and administer the euthanasia solution via the IV catheter. This procedure is peaceful and painless for your pet.
Afterward, we will prepare your pet for either cremation or burial, whichever you have chosen. If you have chosen cremation, we will facilitate that process for you and will call you when the ashes have returned. This generally takes about 3-5 business days.