Deciding to euthanize a pet is one of the most difficult moments in an owner’s life. It’s always hard to say goodbye to a trusted companion, but it’s important to know that euthanasia is sometimes the best decision for an animal that’s suffering or at the end of life. Our team is here to offer support and guide you through this difficult time.

What happens during a euthanasia appointment?

Euthanasia takes place in a private room where you will be able to say your final goodbyes in a calm, quiet space. When the time comes, the veterinarian will first inject a sedative to calm down the animal and relieve any pain. They then administer a second injection containing the drug.

How do you know when it’s time?

Making the decision to put a pet down is never easy. Our animal health team can provide guidance during this difficult time. If your pet is suffering or no longer enjoys a good quality of life and you’re considering euthanasia, we recommend speaking with one of our veterinarians. A veterinarian will be able to present you with possible alternatives and help you make an informed decision.

Last updated: September 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 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!


  • Continue our "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue with curbside pickup of food and medication
  • 3. OPERATING HOURS We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday to Friday: 8 am - 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    4. 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!

    - The team at Clinique Vétérinaire Dre Suzanne Marcil