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 the hardest thing about having a pet, but the majority of the times it is the most selfless act we can do for them at the end of their lives. We allow them the dignity of not suffering from terminal diseases or extreme pain.
When should I consider euthanasia?
When you feel that it is the time to euthanize your cat cannot be answered by anyone but you and your family. As pet ‘parents’ we often just know or feel that our pets tell us. Think about their quality of life; are they eating and enjoying the treats that they normally do, are they comfortable and pain-free (with or without the support of medications), are there more bad days than good?
What happens during euthanasia?
Before the euthanasia pets are sedated to help them relax and reduce stress. The euthanasia injection is an overdose of an anesthetic allowing the pet to fall asleep and then the medication stops their heart and other vital organs.
Do you do house calls?
We often go into the home of owners to help them with the passing of their pet in a quiet and relaxed environment. This reduces stress for both pets and owners in a very difficult time.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
We want you to take as much time as you need to be with your cat during the end of life process. We will explain the steps in the procedure and answer any questions that you have.
What is the cost of at home or in-clinic euthanasia?
Costs can vary depending on size and situation with cats. Please contact our clinic for a better estimate on pricing.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
Yes. Everyone processes the loss of a pet differently and we want to help you understand and be at peace with the passing of your companion.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 4, 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 remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. 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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED
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.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mayfield Veterinary Clinic