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.
Euthanasia is never an easy decision to make. Allow us to assist you and your pet during this time. Offering compassion and support when you and your pet need it most, Clarkson Village Animal Hospital provides a comforting atmosphere for your pet’s euthanasia. Our end of life services affords your beloved pet the dignity that they deserve. Caring, mature staff ensure that your pet’s final moments are peaceful. We partner with Gateway Pet Memorial Services to offer individual cremation services as well as a wide range of memorial products to honour your pet after they have passed.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia is performed to aid and smooth the death of an animal. It is done when we consider that animal to be suffering or when they have a disease or condition that we cannot fix or manage to give an acceptable quality of life. The decision is often made by assessing Quality of Life (QOL) by both the family and the veterinarian. Quality of Life can be determined in older dogs and cats by examining both quantifiable (objective) and non-quantifiable (subjective) aspects of life. It can be challenging to decide to euthanize on your own humanely. Consultation and counselling for (or against) euthanasia are available.
Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?
Yes, some veterinarians offer in-home euthanasia.
How is the euthanasia drug administered?
Give a sedative either in the muscle or the IV (it can get a catheter in before sedation), then the euthanasia drug is given through the IV catheter. In rare circumstances, the drug is delivered through a different route.
Does your clinic provide bereavement counselling?
We can offer material or can direct clients to a counsellor if it is needed. Please feel free to contact us 24 hours a day, seven days a week for additional information.
We are so happy to announce that we have won the 2018 Reader’s Choice Award in Mississauga in the category of Best Veterinary Hospitals! This award is very special to us as the voting is done by the community and our clients.
We would like to thank every person who took the time to vote, or even took the time to share your experience with someone else.
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, heartworm testing, 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 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 (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
We continue to be open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Clarkson Village Animal Hospital