There is an initial housecall charge of $50; fees for services will be discussed by email or phone ahead of appointment time and may vary based on location, day of week, and time of day. Payment in full is required at the conclusion of the home visit and can be made with cash, check (subject to approval), visa, mastercard, or discover.
How quickly can I get an appointment?
We will make every effort to accommodate you within 1-2 days. We will return phone calls and emails the same day. Evening and weekend appointment times are available.
Are you willing to travel outside your primary service area?
While most of our clients will be in north metro Atlanta, exceptions can be made on a case by case basis. Additional fees may apply for travel to outlying areas.
Do you treat animals other than dogs and cats?
We have very limited experience with other species and thus recommend you contact another vet for medical care. However, if you are in need of a home euthanasia, we may be able to help with this. Please contact us for further information.
What if my animal requires additional diagnostic or surgical procedures?
We will refer your pet to a clinic in your area; transportation to a local facility can be arranged for an additional fee if needed.
What should I expect during a visit for euthanasia?
We will discuss your pet's history and life quality concerns upon arrival or by phone ahead of time so we can feel comfortable that the appropriate decision is made. This may involve a brief physical examination. If euthanasia is deemed the best option, we will administer a sedative injection in the muscle first (this can sometimes very briefly sting). Your pet will relax over the next several minutes and will be in a kind of sleep state. Once he or she is quiet and comfortable, we will clip a small portion of hair over a leg vein and will inject the euthanasia solution through a small butterfly catheter. The injection takes only about a minute; the heart usually stops within 1-2 minutes. The process is painless and very smooth in most cases; occasionally we see 1 or 2 deep breaths toward the end (called agonal breathing- not a conscious thing) and rarely some fine muscle twitching occurs. Euthanasia is a very important and difficult decision and we will make every effort to facilitate a quiet, calm end of life transition for your pet. If cremation is desired, we recommend Pet Angel Memorial Center, Paws, Whiskers, and Wags, Deceased Pet Care Funeral Home, and Dreamland Pet Memorial Center. We also offer aquamation services through Heavenly Paws. This process is a gentle and environmentally friendly alternative to cremation. Many facilities offer burial services as well. Please visit their websites for details.