We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

Cat Euthanasia

Cat Euthanasia

We understand this is never an easy decision and our primary concern is the comfort of you and your cat. We intend to make this process as painless as possible.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?

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.



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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 250-923-4292. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 5 pm. Our grooming department is closed until further notice.

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards, debit cards, and e-transfer payments are still available.

6. Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Campbell River Veterinary Hospital