End of Life Resources
Saying goodbye to your pet is one of the most difficult decisions a pet owner can face. When our beloved friends reach the end of their journey, euthanasia may be the kindest act you can do for a pet who is severely ill or injured. Euthanasia, which comes from the Greek meaning “good death,” can provide a safe, compassionate, and humane option to say goodbye.
Euthanasia can be performed in your home or a veterinary hospital. The decision to euthanize a pet is not one you have to make alone. Our Veterinarians and Well-being Team can discuss this decision with you and help decide the best course for you and your family. Knowing there are options for your pet can provide relief or reassurance for when this time comes.
In-home euthanasia offers you the opportunity to say goodbye to your pet from the comfort of your home. Dr. Roger Blankfein, with In the Comfort of Home, offers our community members the ability to say goodbye to their pet in their most familiar place, their home. In the Comfort of Home’s sole purpose is to make your most difficult situation as peaceful and relaxed as possible – for you and your pet.
Not all pets can be euthanized at home. If your pet is critically ill or currently in the hospital, at-home euthanasia may not be the best option. UVS provides emergency euthanasia services when your primary care veterinarian isn’t available. We offer a private space for clients to say goodbye and help coordinate keepsakes and aftercare.
Our Well-being Team has resources for assessing your pet’s quality of life and can help you decide what’s best for the most peaceful passing.