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Throughout this global pandemic, House Call Vet RVA has continued to provide an essential service for pets & pet parents requesting in-home veterinary care. In order to continue to do so, we have adopted the following policies and protocols.

  • As of 11/19/2020, ALL communication must be done through our WEBSITE. Please visit our commonly used forms page to fill out and submit the appropriate form.
  • If you are unsure of which form to choose, please visit our contact page to submit your request or question.
  • Appointment requests, questions, and all other communications will not be answered through email or phone calls.
  • However, requests submitted through the website will be answered in a timely manner. This is a CRITICAL and necessary change in order for us to continue to provide in-home veterinary care.

We understand this is a difficult time for everyone and appreciate your understanding,

Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM
House Call Vet RVA, PLLC

House Call Vet RVA is an ambulatory facility and does not provide emergency veterinary care, nor is veterinary care offered outside of a scheduled appointment time.

End-of-Life Care

Ensuring your pet’s journey is as stress-free and peaceful as possible.

APPOINTMENT

In-Home Pet Euthanasia

Compassionate End-Of-Life Veterinary Care

Our pets love us unconditionally, bring laughter and joy into our lives, and become part of our families. Our final gift to them is to provide a stress-free, peaceful good-bye, all within the comfort of your own home. My purpose and sincerest intent is to provide in-home pet euthanasia service, support, and guidance for you, your family, and your pet.

– Kaitlyn Hemsley, DVM

Schedule an Appointment

Speak Directly with the Vet

Virtual Quality-of-Life Assessment

Euthanasia Consent Form

Peaceful, stress-free passing surrounded by family and friends.

Why choose in-home euthanasia?

  • Allows friends and family to be present
  • Eliminates the need to transport your pet, which can be difficult and/or distressful
  • Grieving in private
  • Enables you to set an atmosphere (candles, music, pictures, etc.) that is right for you and your family
  • Ability to choose location (favorite bed, outdoors, etc)
  • Home burial convenience
  • Privacy afterwards
  • Other pets can be present, if desired

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

Saying Goodbye: How do I know when it’s time?

You may be preparing for the future or you may know that it’s time to say good-bye to your beloved pet. My purpose and sole reason for starting House Call Vet RVA is to provide in-home, private end-of-life care in the comfort of your own home.

What to Expect

The Appointment

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

  • 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 of aftercare. Dr. Hemsley will transport your pet from your home for you if cremation services are desired.

Aftercare Services

Cremation Services

  • Your pet will be transported your pet to the crematorium for you.
  • Cremation fees are in addition to the in-home euthanasia fee & travel fee.
  • Dr. Hemsley does not arrive with an assistant. Therefore, if your pet weighs more than 50 pounds, she may ask for assistance moving your pet.
  • In the event additional assistance is needed moving your pet, outside your availability, please let us when scheduling your appointment.
  • Additional help can be coordinated.
  • Please see the pricing chart at the bottom of this page for fees.

Additional Fees May Apply To:

  • Clay paw or nose print(s).
  • If assistance is required to transport your pet.
  • Appointments that are scheduled on certain holidays.
  • Agape offers a variety of Urns & Pet Keep-Sakes.
    • If you would like to choose a custom urn or purchase keepsakes, please visit Agape Pet Services website prior to your pet’s appointment.

Add Your Pet's Memorial

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Geriatric Patient Care

As our pets age, they often need much more than food, water, and love.

We are proud to offer in-home evaluations for older pet’s medical, physical, social-emotional, and mental needs. Like in other life stages, senior and geriatric pets require unique approaches to wellness, prevention, monitoring, and medical care to maximize their overall health, well-being, and longevity.

Older pets can face various issues such as multiple chronic diseases, trouble with weight loss or gain, chronic pain, mobility problems, or cognitive issues and need medications and other specialized support or care. Frequent communication to make treatment changes and adjustments will help make sure your older pet ages gracefully and stress-free.

TeleAdvice Consultation

Schedule a one-on-one virtual visit directly with Dr. Hemsley to discuss your pet’s quality of life.

Seeing your beloved companion struggling because of age or illness is heartbreaking. Your pet may be having some good days and bad days. Understanding what they are experiencing and what to expect from certain conditions can be difficult. We are here to help guide you through this difficult time. A virtual visit (via Zoom) between you and Dr. Hemsley will provide you the opportunity to ask questions about your pet’s condition, objectively determine their quality of life, discuss previous diagnoses & testing. Dr. Hemsley will help guide you through developing a palliative care and/or end-of-life plan.

*Please note, due to state law, there are limitations to what Dr. Hemsley can provide. An in-home consultation may be recommended to better assist you and your pet. Dr. Hemsley cannot prescribe or re-new any medications without performing a physical exam.

Quality of Life Tele-Advice Request

Pricing & Services

Home Euthanasia $235

Includes house call visit with Dr. Hemsley, sedation, euthanasia, one Pawpals® keepsake and transportation of your loved one if aftercare services are desired. Travel fee is NOT included.

Additional Fees May Apply To:

  • Same-day appointments
  • If assistance is required to transport your pet.
  • Appointments scheduled on certain holidays.
  • Custom Urns & Pet Memorial Items.

Please visit Agape Pet Services website to place your order.

Private Cremation $285+

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

Pets 0-5 pounds: $285
Pets 6-50 pounds: $305
Pets 51-100 pounds: $357
Pets 100-125 pounds: $406
Pets over 125 pounds: Call for Quote

Communal Cremation $77+

This option is if you’d like your pet’s remains cremated and do not wish to have their ashes returned.

Pets 0-5 pounds: $72
Pets 6-50 pounds: $143
Pets 51-100 pounds: $188
Pets 101-125 pounds: $207
Pets over 125 pounds: Call for Quote

Hospice & Palliative Care $215

Pet Hospice & Palliative Care is for patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal disease, have an unknown, debilitating disease, or when a potentially 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 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 us know if you are interested in incorporating this into your pet’s care plan.

Home Euthanasia $235

Includes house call visit with Dr. Hemsley, sedation, euthanasia, one Pawpals® keepsake and transportation of your loved one if aftercare services are desired. Travel fee is NOT included.

Additional Fees May Apply To:

  • Same-day appointments
  • If assistance is required to transport your pet.
  • Appointments scheduled on certain holidays.
  • Custom Urns & Pet Memorial Items.

Please visit Agape Pet Services website to place your order.

Private Cremation $285+

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

Pets 0-5 pounds: $285
Pets 6-50 pounds: $305
Pets 51-100 pounds: $357
Pets 100-125 pounds: $406
Pets over 125 pounds: Call for Quote

Communal Cremation $77+

This option is if you’d like your pet’s remains cremated and do not wish to have their ashes returned.

Pets 0-5 pounds: $72
Pets 6-50 pounds: $143
Pets 51-100 pounds: $188
Pets 101-125 pounds: $207
Pets over 125 pounds: Call for Quote

Hospice & Palliative Care $215

Pet Hospice & Palliative Care is for patients who have been diagnosed with a terminal disease, have an unknown, debilitating disease, or when a potentially 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 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 us know if you are interested in incorporating this into your pet’s care plan.

*Complimentary phone consultations are limited to 10 minutes or less

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