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.
You know your cat better than anyone. If you feel they are no longer enjoying the regular routines they used to, please discuss with your family if it is the right time to make that decision. Your veterinarian can also help with a quality of life discussion with you and your family.
What is the process for cat euthanasia?
Your veterinarian will discuss the process with you before starting. Your cat is sedated first so they will feel no pain, during this time you can have your last goodbyes while your cat falls asleep in your arms. The doctor will then come and see if you are ready to say your final farewell.
Do you do house calls?
Yes, we do, but all house calls must be booked in advance.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
Absolutely, and we want you to take all the time you need.
What is the cost of at home or in-clinic euthanasia?
There is a cost difference, please call our office to discuss pricing.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
The Ontario Veterinary College at the University of Guelph offers 24-hour support through their Pet Loss Support Hotline at 519-824-4120 x53694. For more information on who they are and the services they can provide click here to visit their website.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 6, patients seeing a Veterinarian will be able to have one family member inside the hospital for the duration of the appointment.
Our new 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
Please bring a mask if your appointment is in the clinic.
We will continue with a closed door policy for clients wishing to maximize physical distancing. 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: 8:00 am - 4:00 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 Campbell River Veterinary Hospital