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.
Euthanasia is the hardest thing about having a pet. However, it is the best thing we can do for them if they experience more bad days than good. We allow them the dignity of not suffering from a terminal disease or extreme pain.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Making the decision to say goodbye to your beloved friend is very difficult. If you have questions or want to discuss your pet’s quality of life, our veterinarians will be there to counsel you.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
We do not provide in-home euthanasia. Our team can supply the name and number of a house call veterinarian if you prefer.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
A veterinarian or registered animal technologist will place an intravenous catheter into a vein for the injection. The drug used is a large dose of a barbiturate anesthetic. The injection is painless and allows your pet to pass away almost instantly.
What is the cost of pet euthanasia?
Please call the hospital to discuss the euthanasia and cremation options.
Does your hospital provide bereavement counselling?
We do not offer bereavement counselling at our clinic. Our team can provide information for a group that can help you during this difficult time.
Circling around before lying down is likely a residual instinct from when their ancestors lived out in the wilderness. Your dog’s ancestors would have paced in circles to flatten down and warm their sleeping area.
Due to high numbers of COVID-19 and recent changes to restrictions, we will be returning to a full closed door policy effective Monday October 26th.
In order to maintain everyone's safety and prevent the spread of COVID-19, the following procedures have been implemented:
a) With the exception of euthanasia, clients will no longer be able to accompany their pets into the hospital for their appointment. Appointments will be conducted over the phone.
b) Parking stall signs will be placed in front of each parking stall giving direction on how to proceed once you arrive. When arriving for an appointment we ask that you remain in your vehicle and call us at 204-253-2668 to check in, we will provide further information on next steps.
c) When picking up food or medication please TEXT your last name, pets name and stall# to 431-400-7822. This information will be on the parking stall signage.
d) In order to further decrease traffic we encourage you to purchase your pet food and non-prescription supplies online using our online store (direct access to the online store is also available on our website). Your purchase will be shipped directly to your home. Orders over $100 ship for free!
e) Prescriptions and in clinic purchases of food and supplies must be pre-ordered.
f) We will continue with cashless payment options (Visa, Mastercard, AMEX & E-Transfer).
g) A specific amount of time has been allotted for your appointment so if your pet needs additional services (nail trim, anal glands etc.) please let us know in advance.
If you have a fever, new or worsening cough, shortness of breath, runny nose, nasal congestion, loss of sense of smell, sore throat, painful swallowing, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, loss of appetite, chills, or fever we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.
If you have been instructed to self isolate for 14 days due to travel from Eastern Canada, travelled outside of Canada, had contact with someone known to have COVID-19 in the last 14 days, or are waiting for COVID-19 test results we ask that you do not attend your pet's appointment.
We are OPEN with the following hours:
Monday & Tuesday: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday & Thursday: 7:30 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday: 8:00 am - 3:00 pm Sunday: Closed
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!
- Your dedicated team at St. Vital Veterinary Hospital