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 in having a pet, but the majority of the times it is the best thing 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.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
There is no right answer to the question of when the right time is. As pet ‘parents’ we often just know and feel that our pets tell us. We evaluate their quality of life; are they eating and enjoying the treats that they normally do, are they happy to see us when we come home, do their bad days outweigh their good?
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Yes. One of our veterinarians will do a house call to allow you the time and comfort in your home. This often helps the process of grieving and reduces the stress on you and your pet from coming into the clinic.
What drug is used?
The medications used during euthanasia is an overdose of an anesthetic. Dogs are sedated prior to the euthanasia procedure to help ensure that your friend passes peacefully.
What’s the cost of euthanasia?
Call and talk to our reception team to discuss the cost of euthanasia and aftercare services.
Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?
We understand that everyone manages with death and grieves differently. We want you to be at peace with the passing of your pet whether in the golden years or from an unexpected death.
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