Pet Euthanasia – What to Expect

The Appointment

Saying goodbye is difficult decision and one that doesn’t have to be made alone.

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  • Dr. Hemsley will explain the entire procedure upon arrival.
  • If you have any questions, please ask, Dr. Hemsley is there to provide a peaceful passing for your pet as well as guidance for you and your family.
  • You, your family & pet will dictate the pace of the appointment.
  • The process itself is very peaceful.
    • Dr. Hemsley will administer a sedative/pain medication.  After the injection is administered, your pet will become fully relaxed usually within 5-10 minutes.
    • Once your pet is relaxed, Dr. Hemsley will administer the euthanasia medication intravenously.  This provides for a humane, painless and peaceful passing.
  • Dr. Hemsley will let you know once your pet has passed.
  • You may spend as much or as little time with them and please let Dr. Hemsley know if you’d prefer privacy or company.
    • Many of our clients that want Dr. Hemsley to stay and provide support after will ask questions and/or share stories.  This is encouraged.
  • The last step will depend on your choice for aftercare. Dr. Hemsley will transport your pet from your home for you if cremation services are desired.

Pricing & Services

  • Home Euthanasia Pricing

    Includes consultation with Dr. Hemsley for any questions or concerns you or your family members may have. This fee includes medications to help your pet relax and provide for a peaceful passing. Estimates are provided upon request. Travel fee is NOT included

    $250+
  • Private Cremation

    Your pet will be cremated privately and their ashes will be returned to you.

    Pets 0-5 pounds:         $270

    Pets 6-50 pounds:         $288

    Pets 51-100 pounds:         $335

    Pets 100-125 pounds:         $384

    Pets over 125 pounds:         Call for Quote

    $270+
  • Communal Cremation

    This option is if you’d like your pet’s remains cremated and do no wish to have their ashes returned.

    Pets 0-5 pounds:           $72

    Pets 6-50 pounds:           $131

    Pets 51-100 pounds:           $175

    Pets 101-125 pounds:           $195

    Pets over 125 pounds:           Call for Quote

    $72+
  • Hospice & Palliative Care

    Pet Hospice & Palliative Care is for patient’s who have been diagnosed with a terminal disease, have an unknown, debilitating disease or when a potential curative treatment has failed. The pet’s quality of life & pain management, as well as, client’s goals and beliefs are discussed. Dr. Hemsley will review your pet’s medical records and perform an examination in order to advise a treatment care plan best suited for your pet and family. Some pets may benefit from alternative modalities such as acupuncture, please let Dr. Hemsley know if you are interested in incorporating this into your pet’s care plan.

    $225
  • Home Euthanasia Pricing

    Includes consultation with Dr. Hemsley for any questions or concerns you or your family members may have. This fee includes medications to help your pet relax and provide for a peaceful passing. Estimates are provided upon request. Travel fee is NOT included

    $250+
  • Private Cremation

    Your pet will be cremated privately and their ashes will be returned to you.

    Pets 0-5 pounds:         $270

    Pets 6-50 pounds:         $288

    Pets 51-100 pounds:         $335

    Pets 100-125 pounds:         $384

    Pets over 125 pounds:         Call for Quote

    $270+
  • Communal Cremation

    This option is if you’d like your pet’s remains cremated and do no wish to have their ashes returned.

    Pets 0-5 pounds:           $72

    Pets 6-50 pounds:           $131

    Pets 51-100 pounds:           $175

    Pets 101-125 pounds:           $195

    Pets over 125 pounds:           Call for Quote

    $72+
  • Hospice & Palliative Care

    Pet Hospice & Palliative Care is for patient’s who have been diagnosed with a terminal disease, have an unknown, debilitating disease or when a potential curative treatment has failed. The pet’s quality of life & pain management, as well as, client’s goals and beliefs are discussed. Dr. Hemsley will review your pet’s medical records and perform an examination in order to advise a treatment care plan best suited for your pet and family. Some pets may benefit from alternative modalities such as acupuncture, please let Dr. Hemsley know if you are interested in incorporating this into your pet’s care plan.

    $225

*Complimentary phone consultations are limited to 10 minutes or less

We also offer virtual Quality-of-Life Assessments: $130/hour