Saying goodbye to our beloved pets is one of the hardest things we are faced with.
Making the decision to put them to sleep can make it feel even harder, even though we know it is the most loving thing to do when our best friend is suffering or has no quality of life.
Our euthanasia service allows your pet to pass away with dignity and respect. We offer home visits, so your pet can slip away in familiar surroundings or alternatively, we will try to make sure they are relaxed in the clinic with personalised arrangements.
We work closely with our trusted crematorium to offer a range of individual cremation options. Available urns and caskets are listed below.
You may wish to consider the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies’ Educational Memorial Programme (EMP) which is a chance to find meaning in the loss of a beloved pet, and a way of honouring a wonderful life, by donating your pet’s body to help educate and train the vets of the future.
The grief of losing a loved one can hit us harder than we ever expected. Some people cannot understand the deep and unique bonds we have with our animals and so their loss can also overwhelm us with loneliness and despair.
Please do not feel embarrassed to ask us for additional support, as we are here to listen and help. We understand the pain you will be experiencing and can also direct you to other local support groups and services.
If you would feel more comfortable talking to a stranger, the Blue Cross have a dedicated pet bereavement phone line, which can be found here: https://www.bluecross.org.uk/pet-bereavement-and-pet-loss