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When you call At Home Veterinary Services to discuss euthanasia, we will always be compassionate and understanding. Being pet owners ourselves, we’ve experienced the difficulty of making that decision and the grief of losing our personal cats.
It’s never easy, but in home euthanasia is a gift that you can give your pet that allows them to be at home, in familiar surroundings, without making a trip in a carrier to a vet clinic. Everyone’s stress is reduced, and you will be able to say goodbye in a place that means something to both you and your cat.
We recommend visiting our main pet euthanasia page, which is dedicated to helping those who are dealing with pet loss. The information is meant to help you answer questions about the process, give supporting information about dealing with grief, and additional information about quality of life assessments and pet hospice care.
There is no perfect answer to this. It's often very difficult to know when the "right" time is to say good-bye. Other times, you often see signs that are obvious. If you aren't sure, you may want to consider a Quality of Life Assessment to help you. The assessments are not only a comprehensive (yet gentle) examination, but also a long discussion about behavior, comfort, pain and any effects of their health on you.
The assessment will provide you with a great deal of information and may help making a decision regarding hospice care (as long as it maintains a good quality of life) and euthanasia.
As the founding director of the Dove Lewis Pet Loss Support Program, I understand the importance of excellent communication, confidence and comfort with your pet’s veterinarian.
I have known Dr. Mesher professionally and personally for over 12 years. She is an exceptional veterinarian, knowledgeable, responsive, accommodating and caring. I regularly refer people to her because I know they will get exactly what they and their beloved pets need.”
-Enid Traisman, M.S.W
I can't tell you how great everything turned out for one of the most difficult times in our lives. Dr. Dillon and tech Jen couldn't have been anymore compassionate, professional, sensitive and supportive.
After over 13 years, we had to make the phone call to have someone come to our home to help us through this difficult time. Linda on the phone was just as wonderful. She helped us though our hesitation, guilt and resolve. Do call, you will not be disappointed. Thank you PDX At Home Vets.
-Kimberly R. via Google
Dr. Louise Mesher is one of a kind. She helped ease the passing of my 13.5 yr old Golden Retriever with endless patience, compassion and kindness. Although it was the hardest decision I've ever made, she never pushed and was there helping the whole way.
I now use her as my regular vet for the rest of my furry babies. She knows, she cares, she is simply the best you will find. And it is fortunate that she comes to your home to alleviate the stress that the pets endure when going to veterinary offices. I recommend her highly!
-A Google User via Google
We could not thank you enough for your support and heart felt involvement in the worse day of our lives, to be able to share our pets departure and people who understood our grief is indescribable, after 18 years with a pet your understand was indescribable, thank you
-Patty H. via Facebook
Saying good-bye is one of the most difficult parts of having pets as our companions and I can't imagine having to go through this without the wonderful and amazing support we received from everyone at At Home Veterinary Services.
Dr Mesher was the one who helped us make our final decision to take care of our sweet girl and to do this for her, not to her. I will never forget how she and Angie held our hands and guided us along the way until we said our final good-bye.
If you ever need the service of an In Home Vet, please call them for the tough times, as well as the good ones. You will be so grateful
- Liz P. via Yelp
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Louise Mesher, DVM - Owner
Ryan DesJardins - Manager
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5775 Jean Rd. Ste 105
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