Our team continues to be here for you and your cherished pets. We are OPEN and are now able to provide a wide range of services. To learn more about the changes we have implemented in response to COVID-19 and what to expect during your next visit, click here.
Saying goodbye to our cherished family pets is a difficult time for our clients, and Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital has a private room for the end of life procedure. When you are ready to say goodbye, a sedative is administered and allowed to take effect over the next ten minutes. Once your pet is settled and relaxed the final injection is administered, and your veterinarian will stay with you and your dog until end of life is pronounced. We do understand that not all clients wish to be with their pets at end of life, and we are happy to take over that role.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Please book an appointment to discuss the quality of life with one of our veterinarians.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Our hospital is happy to schedule home visits for the final farewell of your beloved dog. We understand the difficulty of these decisions and are ready to help. Please call our hospital to discuss these arrangements.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
The final injection is given intravenously in either a front or back leg, and the drug takes effect quickly.
What is the cost of pet euthanasia?
Please call our hospital for the current pricing of euthanasia, and cremation.
Does your clinic provide bereavement counselling?
We allow our clients and their family the opportunity to stay as long as they like with their dog once the euthanasia procedure is complete. Once you feel ready to leave our staff will follow your instructions for the care of your dog’s remains. We offer private cremation and provide you with choices of tasteful urns and keepsakes for your dog’s ashes. We also offer the choice of group cremations where your dog is cremated, and no ashes are returned to the hospital. Clay paw prints are also available upon request. Clients who wish to take care of their own pets remains are welcome to take the body home.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 25, 2020 the restrictions on veterinary practices have been lifted. Based on these changes, below are some important updates to our operating policies.
1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY
This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!
2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE
Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, visit our website and click on "Online Store".
3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday to Saturday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Mill Bay Veterinary Hospital