In-Home Euthanasia

“Death is not the opposite of life, but a part of it.”
– Haruki Murakami

Compassionate in-home end-of-life care for your beloved companions

As veterinarians, we come in close contact with life and all that it entails: birth and growing, but also illnesses, accidents, and inevitably, death.

Death is a part of our daily lives and one must, unfortunately, accept it. Medics around the world are fighting against diseases, not against death. We, as veterinary surgeons, have the possibility, some might say the luxury, of choice. When pain and disease attain a level that can no longer be controlled, a decision can be made to alleviate it and to put an end to intense suffering.

As pet owners, you might be under the impression that the moment has come to help your pet pass away. This intuition is precious and Veteris takes it carefully into account. We offer to accompany you and your family at this difficult time. After helping you get a better understanding of your pet’s physical and emotional welfare, Veteris will guide you towards the right decision but rest assured, the ultimate decision is yours. Always!

What to Expect
In Ancient Greek, Euthanasia actually means “Good Death”. NHS gives the following definition: the act of deliberately ending a person’s life to relieve suffering.

At Veteris, we tend to think that home euthanasia is more comfortable for the pet as it’s a warm, well-known, and stress-free environment.

Veteris’ team has accurate training in analgesia and deep sedation which are the two main pillars of pain and anxiety relief. This gentle and sleepy moment gives you the opportunity to remain close to your pet and give a last goodbye hug, while the procedure is being carried on.

Once your pet is sedated and sleepy enough, another injection is given and your pet slips away peacefully.

Aftercare
We all wish to deal differently with our pet’s remains. This needs to be a family discussion as the choice is yours and yours alone to make. Whatever your decision might be, Veteris will offer what fits best.

  • Home burial
  • Private cremation
  • Communal cremation

In the last two options, Veteris will take care of your pet’s remains and deliver it to our trusted crematorium. For obvious sanitary reasons, Veteris does not recommend keeping your pet’s remain at home.

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