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Euthanasia

While euthanasia is one of the most difficult moments you will ever experience with your pet, it is also one of the most important. Once you and the veterinarian have decided that the time has come, our team will be there every step of the way to create the perfect goodbye according to your needs and those of your faithful companion.

What is pet euthanasia?

In veterinary medicine, euthanasia consists of the injection of a drug that induces the animal’s death. The whole procedure is peaceful and painless.

Can I stay with my pet during the euthanasia?

Absolutely. Your presence during their final moments will help keep them calm and comfortable during the procedure.

How will I know that the time has come?

Even though euthanasia is a difficult decision, when your pet no longer has a quality of life or is in constant pain, it can be seen as a last act of kindness towards your best friend. If you have any questions about your cat or dog’s quality of life, we recommend that you make an appointment to discuss this with your veterinarian. He or she will be able to help you determine if the time has come by examining your pet and asking you questions about their habits. This will enable us to determine if euthanasia is justified.

[question]How is the euthanasia drug administered?[/question]
The euthanasia drug is administered intravenously. The procedure is painless for your cat or dog and is performed in a very peaceful environment. Please contact us at the clinic if you have any questions or concerns regarding euthanasia.

Last updated: May 30, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 8 pm
    Saturday: 9 am - 5 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    5. NEW PET OWNERS Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - The team at Hull Veterinary Hospital