Euthanasia is one of the most difficult decisions anyone can ever make but as a pet owner, unfortunately, it is something that eventually we will have to face. With our separate bereavement room, we can provide a comforting and peacefully atmosphere for those final moments with your pet. We are partnered with Gateway Pet Memorial Services who offer individual cremation choices and unique memorial products. They offer a number of ways for you to say your final goodbye and remember your pet for years to come.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Pet euthanasia is a humane way of taking your pets pain away by putting them to sleep peacefully. It is often a difficult decision and generally when a pet’s health deteriorates to a poor quality of life. It is in turn, a peaceful way to take away their suffering. When the time is right your veterinarian along with your family members can help decide when the time has come.

What drug is used?

The actual drug used to perform the euthanasia is a concentrated solution of pentobarbital which in most cases works very rapidly.

What’s the cost of euthanasia?

The cost of euthanasia can vary depending on the wishes of the owner. At Hillcrest, we offer several different options for aftercare and keepsakes that our staff can discuss specifically with you during this difficult time.

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?

Dealing with a loss of a pet can be very overwhelming and we encourage anyone who is having trouble to please contact the clinic and we can offer help during this difficult time.