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.
As pet owners, we need to make life decisions and sometimes, end of life decisions for our pets. Euthanasia is an elective procedure to end the life of a pet. This is never an easy decision to make and often very emotional. At the Morinville Veterinary Clinic, our team is here to guide you through this challenging time.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia is a humane end of life procedure, performed by a veterinarian. Our method of euthanasia is painless for your pet. Our team is here to help you through this vastly difficult decision. Our veterinarians can answer questions about your pet’s health and help you assess the quality of life. As pet owners ourselves, we understand the intense emotional toll that comes with loss. Don’t feel alone in this process, we’re here to support you.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
We offer a house call service for residents within our community. Help us by arranging a house call at least two weeks in advance of the requested date.
What drug is used?
For our end of life procedures, we use a combination of sedatives. Initially, we will use a sedative to ensure the utmost comfort for both pet and owner. The euthanasia solution is a barbiturate. Once administered, the patient will fall into a state of deep rest, cardiac functions will cease shortly after.
What’s the cost of euthanasia?
Costs for euthanasia may vary greatly depending on the animal size and after-life care. Please feel free to contact us regarding costs associated with this procedure.
Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?
Bereavement counselling starts at your pet’s final veterinary appointment, where we have a very compassionate team to help you through this time. We would be happy to refer you to bereavement services, or counsellors that can help if you wish.
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With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 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. 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 - 9:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Sunday: 10:00 am - 5:00 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 Morinville Veterinary Clinic