We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
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.
COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
The following changes are effective as of Monday, March 23, 2020:
1. We are currently operating a “closed waiting room” policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 613.443.5459. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan.
2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car and take payment over the phone.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
6. Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
7. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Embrun Veterinary Hospital