When you arrive for a euthanasia we will have you call the office from the parking lot so a technician can assist you into the hospital with your pet. When available we will use a room downstairs that offers a more private, home-like setting. Once in the office, it is your time to focus on yourself and your pet. We will present a very simple consent form and review basic aftercare options. Do not hesitate to ask your technician or doctor questions you may have about the process. You may leave at any time though many people find that the euthanasia process is rather peaceful and offers closure.Depending on the condition of your pet, the doctor may recommend sedating him or her. Sedation offers pain relief and can relax a pet if they are up and about or anxious. We strive to make their final moments to be as calm and pain-free as possible.
You will have the opportunity to be with your pet alone prior to euthanasia if you desire. If your pet is sedated, the doctor will typically let your pet become sedate alone with you after a single intramuscular injection. When you are ready, the doctor and technician will return to administer an intravenous injection. The doctor will ensure that your pet has passed. You may elect to spend time to grieve alone with your pet afterwards or you may elect to leave right away.