End Of Life Care

We’re here for you during the most difficult decisions.

Euthanizing a pet is not an easy decision.

The decision to say goodbye is never easy. With the support of Sumner Veterinary Hospital, you will never have to make it alone. We promise to make your goodbye as easy and as comfortable as possible for you, your pet, and your entire family. Our empathetic and compassionate team will guide you from start to finish.

Why euthanasia?

Just as we all age, so do our beloved pets. As much as we would love for all of our pets to be in our lives forever, there comes a time to say goodbye. Euthanasia offers a peaceful, controlled option for the end of our pet’s life. Based on your pet’s quality of life, euthanasia may be something to consider.

When is the time right?

Knowing when the time is right can be a difficult choice. There are many factors that go into deciding to euthanize an animal, and it is a personal issue that differs from pet owner to pet owner. Your top concern should be about your pet’s quality of life, difficulties that come with old age, and the pain they may be suffering.

What should I expect?

Our euthanasia process is designed to be as peaceful as possible. Once you and the doctor have determined that this is the best choice, your pet will have a drug administered that results in deep sedation. During the time it takes to reach this state, you and your family remain with your pet. It is a quiet few minutes of saying goodbye. Many people choose to leave at this point, having bid their pet farewell and taking comfort in knowing it was calm and pain-free.

How should I get information or ask for help?

Our veterinarians are available to discuss your options. They are very familiar with the experience and are able to talk about the process and the feelings that come with it. Please make an appointment or contact us for information on options, timelines, and references for support through the grieving process.

What happens after my pet passes?

Sumner Veterinary Hospital is proud to partner with West Coast Pet Memorial for all of our aftercare needs. West Coast is committed to providing the highest level of aftercare for your pet and they continue to set the industry standard for excellence in ethical pet aftercare across North America. To learn more about their services, products and memorialization options please visit their website: https://www.westcoastpetmemorial.com/

At Home Euthanasia

While we do not offer in home euthanasia, we would like to give you resources for At Home Euthanasia should you need this service.