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.

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Dog Euthanasia

Sadly there comes a time in every pet’s life (Cat Euthanasia) where they no longer have a good quality of life, and we need to intervene and help them across the rainbow bridge. We always hope this is when your dog is at a ripe old age and has seen and done everything on their bucket list, but sadly just like in human medicine this is not always the case. Here at the College Manor Veterinary Hospital, we do everything in our power to offer your pet the most peaceful, dignified passing possible. After we place a catheter into their vein we will give your pet some sedation to help them relax. Once all family members have had a chance to say their final goodbyes the veterinarian will administer an overdose of an anesthetic that puts them into a deep sleep that they just never wake up from. While euthanasia is one of the most difficult decisions you will EVER have to make for your furry friend, it is also the most humane thing we can do for our pets when they are suffering and no longer have a good quality of life.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?

Here at College Manor Veterinary Hospital, we always say your pet will let you know when it’s the right time. You will tend to start to notice small things like a decrease or no appetite, depression, not interacting with the family any longer, problems breathing, issues with mobility or a change in their bathroom habits and not making it outside any longer etc. As your animal ages and you start to notice these changes, please always discuss this with your veterinarian. We are here to help you welcome your new additions into the family right through to the sad time when you need to say your goodbyes.

What drug is used?

We use a special anesthetic called Dorminal to perform this procedure, and when injected into the catheter placed in your pet’s vein, your pet will typically just go into a deep sleep and never wake up again. It is generally a very peaceful ending to what we hope has been a long and fulfilling life.

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?

The veterinarians at the College Manor Veterinary Hospital are happy to provide counselling regarding your pet’s quality of life and help with end of life decisions, but we typically refer bereavement counselling to the professionals who specialize in this field. Should you be suffering from depression or require grief counselling after the loss of your animal companion, please feel free to call the clinic, and we can put you in touch with someone who can help.

 

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Last updated: June 26, 2020

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 19, 2020 some 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, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!

2. SAFETY MEASURES TO KEEP EVERYONE SAFE

3. OPERATING HOURS

We are OPEN with the following hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: CLOSED


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!

Your dedicated team at College Manor Veterinary Hospital