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.
Unfortunately, this is one of the hardest parts of pet ownership. While this is the most unpleasant aspect of pet ownership, our veterinary team will make every effort to make the process as pleasant as is possible.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia may be an option after taking into consideration your pet’s diagnosis, treatment options, response to treatment and most importantly, the quality of life (QOL). Euthanasia can be a very humane choice when your pet is not responding well to treatment and its quality of life is in decline. That is to say, it no longer enjoys the daily things that once give it pleasure – food, spending time with you for cuddles or lap time, lying in the sunshine. When you have made this difficult decision to perform humane euthanasia, your pet will have an IV catheter placed in its leg, where the injection will be given. Sometimes, your pet may be sedated to help with anxiety. It will be given an IV injection of a strong drug that is simply an overdose of anesthetic that sends them off “to sleep” very quickly and painlessly.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
No, unfortunately, we are not licensed to perform house calls.
What drug is used?
Your pet will be given an IV injection of a strong drug that is simply an overdose of anesthetic. It will send them off “to sleep” very quickly and painlessly.
What’s the cost of euthanasia?
The overall cost for the euthanasia procedure and after care will vary based on your family’s requests and requirements. For more information, as well as costs, contact the clinic and one of our team members would be glad to help you.
Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?
While the clinic itself does not have any bereavement counselling, we can provide different resources available when and if needed.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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 remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 519-759-3031. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm Saturday to Sunday: 9:00 am - 3:00 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 Park Road Veterinary Clinic