Euthanasia at Wetaskiwin Veterinary Hospital
Losing a pet is a delicate situation, and we understand the difficulty in having to make that final decision. Our veterinarians are skilled in assessing quality of life and do not recommend euthanasia lightly.
Once you believe it is 'time' a Registered Veterinary Technologist will walk you through the process and be by your side as you say your goodbyes, or if you prefer, you are not required to stay for the process, and you may leave your pet in our trusted hands as they cross the rainbow bridge.
What Happens After Euthanasia?
We recommend having an idea of after death plans prior to your visit for euthanasia. We work closely along a local cremation service who offers different cremation options depending on your wishes. A communal cremation is offered when an owner wishes for their beloved pet to be cremated, but does not want the ashes back. Owners can also opt for a private cremation, where owners would receive ashes back in minimum 2 weeks time.
No matter what you decide to do, don’t feel pressured to choose one option or another; choose the option that is best for you and your family. Our team is here to make this process as seamless and supported as possible- Please see below for some urn options, don't hesitate to ask us any clarifying questions that you may have: