When our beloved pets get older and sick, an extra special level of care is required. Dr. Horn is a member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and is specially trained in how to improve your pet’s quality of life during this difficult time and will assist you in making the decision of when it’s time to say goodbye. House calls are available for assisting patients that have a hard time getting to us.
Because euthanasia can be a very stressful time for everyone. We try to make this as easy as possible for everyone. To make sure that the end is comfortable, we advise sedation before we administer an anesthetic overdose whether you decide to be present or not. This takes away stress and pain. If we are given enough advanced notice, sometimes we can perform humane euthanasia at your home, which reduces your pet’s stress from having to come to our hospital. We make sure that your pet’s remains are handled in a dignified, respectful manner and have several options which can be discussed with one of our medical team members. Our service also includes referral for pet loss support as well, because we know how difficult it is to lose a beloved friend.