When booking your in clinic appointment, you can inform our staff which environment and entrance you would prefer. This area will be equipped with a bed suitable for your pet with a blanket and treats.
Upon arrival to the clinic, we request you call to inform us so that we can assist you at your choice of entrance. Once in, you can get situated before Dr. Decker or her technician arrives to talk with you regarding the process. They will go over the procedure, consent forms and confirm your cremation and aftercare choices. A member of the staff will update your invoice and bill you through before the procedure takes place.
Dr. Decker will go over, step by step the procedure and approximately how long each will take. First, she will administer a subcutaneous sedative to help your pet feel calmer and stress free. After a short period, an intravenous (IV) catheter will need to be placed in your pet’s leg. You have the choice to have this preformed in the room with you present or to have your pet transported to the treatment area for a brief period. Once the catheter is in place, you and your pet can have some time together or Dr. Decker can preform the next step of the procedure right away. Once you are ready she will proceed to the second step of the procedure by administering a short acting intravenous anesthetic agent through the IV catheter, this will cause your pet to fall into a sleep like state. Once your pet is comfortable the doctor will move to the third stage and administer the euthanasia solution. This process takes only a few minutes, and your pet will drift off into a very deep sleep and pass away. You can stay with your pet for some time if you choose, then a staff member will continue with the final stage and prepare for the aftercare.