Euthanasia & Cremation Services

Understanding euthanasia

Euthanasia is a humane and compassionate end-of-life procedure that involves administering medication to peacefully and painlessly end a pet’s suffering. It is a decision often made when a pet is suffering from severe illness, unbearable pain, or a terminal condition with no hope of recovery. Euthanasia is performed by our qualified vets to ensure that your pet’s transition is as gentle and comfortable as possible.

Euthanasia is a humane and compassionate choice to alleviate a pet’s pain and suffering when medical intervention is no longer effective. It ensures that your pet doesn’t endure prolonged pain or distress & preserves their dignity and quality of life. Euthanasia provides a loving and dignified way to say goodbye to a cherished companion, surrounded by the comfort of their family. Euthanasia also offers emotional support to families during a difficult time, providing a sense of closure and the opportunity to say goodbye.

Our clinic understands the profound impact that euthanasia has on pets and their families. Our team is dedicated to providing compassionate care during this challenging time. We are here to support you and your pet every step of the way. We create a peaceful and comfortable environment & book a double appointment spot to ensure that your pet is at ease during the procedure. Our staff understands the emotional toll of this process and provides a supportive and caring atmosphere for both pets and their families & have information to provide on pet grief. We offer guidance and support to help you make this difficult decision, ensuring it is in the best interest of your pet.

Choosing euthanasia is a deeply emotional and personal decision. It is an act of love, kindness, and compassion to provide your beloved companion with a peaceful and pain-free transition. If you are faced with this challenging decision or have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to our clinic. We are here to provide expert care and support during this difficult time.

Pet cremation: is a compassionate and loving end-of-life option for your beloved pets. It involves the respectful cremation of your pet’s remains, resulting in ashes that you can choose to keep in a memorial urn, scatter in a meaningful place, or even use for various memorialization options like pet memorial, jewellery or keepsakes.

We work alongside Paws 2 Heaven, Fond Farewells, Loving Tributes & Gentle Waters who each offer different cremation options. We can also do fur keepsakes & paw, nose & ear prints of your pets, and offer this as an option at the time of euthanasia.

Emergency Out of Hours Clinic

At the Vets is a member of the Christchurch After Hours Veterinary Clinic.
You are welcome to use the After Hours clinic if there is an emergency with your pet at any time that At the Vets is closed. After Hours will forward us your pet’s treatment history so we can continue their care.

The After Hours Veterinary Clinic telephone number is

03 366 1052

The After Hours clinic is located at 146 Antigua Street, Christchurch.
(on the Disraeli Street corner)

Our opening times

Monday to Friday 8.00am – 7.00pm
Saturday 9.00am – 3.00pm
Sundays and Public Holidays Closed