End of Life Care

eolHospice Care

Animal hospice is care for animals, focused on the patient’s and family’s needs; on living life as fully as possible until the time of death [with or without intervention]; and on attaining a degree of preparation for death.  If your pet has been diagnosed with a terminal illness and you have opted to not have the pet undergo further therapy, we can assist in providing comfort and pain relief until the family feels that the quality of the pet’s life is diminished.  Most of the time, hospice care is provided at the pet’s home so that the pet does not experience any undue stress and can remain in an intimate, familiar environment.   If you are interested in these services, please call the clinic for more information.

Euthanasia

As our priority is helping our clients cope with their grief during this very difficult time, phone consults are provided in order to cover all aspects of euthanasia and to answer any questions that you may have beforehand. In-clinic euthanasia is performed in our comfort room, providing a quiet, peaceful setting for those present. We also offer in-home euthanasia for those who prefer to be in the comfort of their own home.

Clay paw print keepsakes are offered at no additional charge. Private or communal crematory services are arranged by Milliken Animal Clinic and are provided by Penny Lane Pet Cremation Services.