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.
Pet euthanasia is the final act of saying “goodbye” to our pet.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia is a humane, safe and controlled method for helping our pets pass away peacefully. If you are considering euthanasia or are unsure when would be the appropriate time to say goodbye to your pet, contact Baxter Animal Hospital to have a discussion with a veterinarian regarding the quality of life and what signs to look for in your pet.
What drug is used?
We used a product call Euthansol, which is in the same drug family as anesthetic drugs. Euthansol is a very potent drug and when given, mimics the effects of an overdose of anesthetic (induces sleep and then causes the heart to stop).
What is the cost of euthanasia?
Please contact us for specific costs of euthanasia. We have options for you to consider such as home burial, cremation or having your pet’s ashes returned to you.
Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?
The clinic absolutely provides bereavement counselling and the resources to a number of hotlines which are available to call.
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. If you are arriving for a booked appointment with a doctor, please call from your vehicle when you arrive. We are now allowing 1 family member per appointment into the exam room. You can choose to remain in your vehicle if that is your preference.
Only clients wearing masks will be allowed into the building.
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. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours: Monday - Tuesday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm Wednesday - Thursday: 8:00 am - 8:00 pm Friday: 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
NEW PET OWNERS
Have you welcomed a new furry family member to your home? We’d love to meet them! Visit our Must Know New Pet Owner Information page for useful resources and helpful recommendations for new pet owners.
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!