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Euthanasia Services for Pets

When pets approach the end of their lives, it is the most painful time of being an owner. We understand the decision to allow your pet to pass way through euthanasia may seem like an impossible one to make. At the end of the day, the choice is always yours. Our team will be here for you to explain all of the options you have, and answer any of your questions about this humane procedure. You are welcome to call us to learn more about how you can say goodbye to your beloved pet.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Choosing the right time to proceed with this decision can be challenging for you and other members of your family. Our veterinary team is here to support you and guide you through this difficult time. Some factors that may help you in making your decision are: if your pet is in chronic pain that cannot be managed by medications, if they are no longer able to eat/ digest food properly, if your pet is no longer mobile, or if they can no longer take part in activities they previously enjoyed (e.g. playing, walking).

How is euthanasia administered in pets?

The procedure is 100% pain-free and takes only a few minutes to complete. You and your family can be with your pet throughout the entire process. The medication is typically administered via an IV injection. The medication will cause your pet to peacefully lose consciousness. Then, it will cause their organs to fail. At Simcoe Animal Hospital, we strive to provide a safe and comforting environment for you and your loved ones. Please do not hesitate to call us at 519.426.0111 to learn more about our euthanasia process and protocols.

Last updated: September 8, 2021

Dear Clients,

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, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

  • Our "closed waiting room" policyis ending and we have started to open our doors with some restrictions. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111. If you do not have a cell phone, we have placed a doorbell at Door #1 for you convenience. We will alert you when we are ready for your appointment. We are allowing one client to accompany their pet into the examination room. For the safety of our clients and our team, we have barriers in place for you to remain behind during your pet’s appointment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards or e-Transfer as the preferred payment methods.
  • We are now offering food and medication pick-up inside of the clinic by appointment only. Once you arrive, remain outside of the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 519-426-0111 or if you do not have a cell phone, ring the doorbell at door #1. It is still recommended that client’s place their order through our online store. 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 - 6:00 pm
    Saturday and Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Simcoe Animal Hospital