Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Euthanasia is never an easy decision to make. During this difficult time, we will do everything in our power to make sure your family and your cat are as comfortable as possible. We provide compassion and support during this difficult time. We are also partnered with Gateway Memorial Services, which offers a wide variety of memorial services for your every need.
When should I consider pet euthanasia?
It is never an easy decision to make. If you feel your cat is in any kind of pain, distress, or simply not enjoying the everyday things they used to, please book an appointment with one of our veterinarians. During the appointment, we will be able to discuss your options, whether it be a treatment plan or euthanasia.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
After you and the veterinarian have decided that euthanasia is the best option, we provide sedation for your cat. This will help calm them and take away any stress they may be feeling. Our sedation also provides some pain relief. Once it has taken effect, a catheter is placed. The catheter allows us to have direct access to their vein. When you and your family are ready, the veterinarian will then go into the room and inject the euthanasia drug.
Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?
Absolutely, our veterinarians do not mind if you want to stay with your cat during this procedure. We often encourage it, as it will make your cat feel less stressed as well. If you do not wish to be present, that is also no problem. One of our technicians will be with your pet throughout the whole procedure.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
We can provide you with the appropriate contact information for these services as needed.
Last updated: June 26, 2020
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please call us from your cell phone or ring our doorbell so that we know that you've arrived for your appointment. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm
Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital