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.
Although it is a difficult decision to make, euthanasia can be a gentle and humane end to a wonderful life. We would like to make this experience as peaceful as possible for you and your pet. Please let us know if there is anything we can do to help you during this transition.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
The decision to euthanize a pet is difficult and emotional. It is best to book an appointment with your veterinarian to assess your pet’s quality of life.
What options do I have for cremation of my pet’s remains?
There are a few options and prices available depending on what you would like to have done with your pet’s remains. Our cremation services are provided by Okanagan Pet Cremation. Okanagan Pet Cremation will scatter your pet’s ashes on their beautiful property on your behalf.
If you prefer, there is also the option of a private cremation and you can have your pet’s ashes returned to you in either an urn or a scatter box. Please click here for a full list of urns offered by Okanagan Pet Cremation.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
Upon arriving at the clinic, we will sedate your pet to allow them to feel more relaxed. We will proceed with the euthanasia process once your pet is comfortable and at ease. The veterinarian will then shave a spot on your pet’s leg to locate a vein. They will then inject a barbiturate into your pet’s bloodstream. Soon after the injection, your pet will peacefully go to sleep as the heart stops beating.
What is the cost of pet euthanasia?
There are many options for the euthanasia process. Please contact us with your questions or choices and we can advise you on the potential costs.
Kennel cough is a highly contagious upper respiratory infection, that can be caused by a variety of different viruses and bacteria. The kennel cough vaccine available is able to protect against one of the most common sources of kennel cough, but just like with our human influenza vaccine, it cannot cover every strain.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective July 14, 2020 one member of the pet's family will be allowed inside our clinic as long as a mask is worn while inside and physical distancing guidelines are followed. 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 in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. When the doctor is ready for your appointment, a staff member will come out and let you know.
We are happy to say that as of July 14th, we are now able to allow ONE member of your household to accompany your pet inside for their examination, as long as you bring a mask of your own to wear while inside the clinic.
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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. OPERATING HOURS ARE BACK TO NORMAL
Monday to Saturday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
We are no longer closed over the lunch hour.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Kamloops Veterinary Clinic