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Euthanasia Services for Pets

At Coastland Veterinary Hospital, we understand that saying goodbye to your pet is a difficult and painful decision. For this reason, our team strives to ensure that you feel supported and informed throughout the entire process. Our end of life services will guarantee that your loyal companion will have the dignity they deserve, as you experience the hardest moments of being a pet owner.

What is pet euthanasia?

Euthanasia is the process of administering medication, through intravenous injections, that will end your pet’s life in the most peaceful and humane way possible.

Will my pet feel pain during euthanasia?

The entire procedure is completely pain-free. Once the medication has been given, your pet will quickly lose consciousness, and then they will experience a deep anesthetic effect. The dosing of the medication will then cause their lungs and heart to cease functioning.

How will I know if euthanasia is right for my pet?

As pet owners and animal lovers ourselves, we know that the decision to let go of your pet can seem like an impossible situation. At the end of the day, the decision is up to you. Some factors that may help you decide are if your pet is in chronic excessive pain, if they are no longer able to enjoy or take part in activities they love, if they can no longer use the bathroom on their own and if they are no longer able to properly eat or drink. As always, you are more than welcome to reach out to our team and schedule a consultation to learn more about this option.

Can you recommend any resources for bereavement and pet loss?

The loss of a pet can be devastating. Our fur babies are important to us and we love them immensely. If you feel you need extra help dealing with the loss of your pet, or you would like more information, please look at the following websites for additional information. Our team will also be here for you, should you need any additional help with the grieving process.

  • Pets at Peace
  • Ohio State University: College of Veterinary Medicine
  • Pet Loss Canada
  • Rainbows Bridge: Virtual Memorial Home and Grief Support
  • Last updated: December 11, 2020

    Dear Clients,

    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!

    As you can imagine, we have a significant backlog of surgeries and wellness/vaccine exams to catch up on and we will be working hard over the next several weeks to do just that. We want to thank everyone in advance for your patience while we work through this. Although restrictions have been lifted, our health and safety protocols have not. It is important we continue to follow the guidelines set out by Worksafe BC and social distance our large team as much as possible. This means although we can offer these elective services, we are doing much fewer during the day then we were pre-COVID.

    2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

    We are very excited to welcome you back into our lobby! We have put some important safety measures in place to help keep our clients and our team safe.

    3. ONLINE ORDERS

    The use of our online store for easy ordering, payment and delivery of our pet's food, flea and tick medications. Orders over $100 can be delivered to your home for free! CLICK HERE

    4. OPERATING HOURS

    During the first 8 weeks of COVID, we were operating as a 24-hour facility to better serve our community and to maintain social distancing within our team. However, as the COVID-19 situation changes, so do we!

    Our team of doctors felt it was important to get back to performing your pet's much needed regular services. In order to do so safely, we had to once again change the way we do business. 

    Our regular hours of operation remain the same:

    Monday - Friday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

    Saturday: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm

    Sunday: Closed


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

    - Your dedicated team at Coastland Veterinary Hospital