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.

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Cat Euthanasia

At Riverview Animal Hospital, we have pets too and know how hard it is to say goodbye. We ensure that we are there for you through every step of your pet’s journey.

When should I consider euthanasia?

Pet euthanasia is an honourable and kind last decision that we can make for our beloved pets in their final time of need. We know it is a tough decision to make; our team is here for you to walk you through and help you every step of the way. Knowing when the right time to make this decision is never easy. Our team often say you will know in your heart when the right time is, as the quality of your pet’s life is taken into consideration. Talking with your veterinarian can help in your time of need. If you feel like it may be the right time for your cat, you can call us at 506-387-4015, and we can get you an appointment as soon as possible to talk to the doctor.

What happens during euthanasia?

Each family takes comfort in our family room during this difficult time. We ensure that your pet is treated with the dignity that they deserve. The procedure does not take a lot of time and is very peaceful.

Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?

Absolutely, we encourage you to stay with your beloved pet during this difficult time. It is a very sad time, and although your pet may be sick, they will take comfort knowing their mom or dad is there with them in their last moments.

What is the cost of euthanasia?

The cost of the procedure is discussed once the client has made the decision. We offer a cremation service where you can choose if you would like your pet’s cremains returned to you. Please don’t hesitate to contact the hospital at 506-387-4015.

Pet cremation

At Riverview Animal Hospital, we ensure that your pet’s remains are handled with the dignity and respect that they deserve. That is why we trust our cremation needs with Forget Me Not Pet Aftercare. The top-notch service that they provide directly aligns with the philosophies of our hospital. For more information about them, visit their website.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?

Our team is always there to help when you need us. We are pet owners too and know exactly what you are going through. Please do not hesitate to contact us and we can help you get additional help during this difficult time.

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Riverview Animal Hospital is committed to doing everything possible to combat the COVID-19 (coronavirus) outbreak.

As part of this commitment, effective immediately, Riverview Animal Hospital will be instituting the following precautionary protocol to minimize the risk of COVID-19 transmission.

For the safety of yourself, our staff, and the community, clients will not be allowed to enter the building. We have initiated a Closed-Door Policy, we have locked our front doors. Please call 506.387.4015 when you arrive for your appointment. We will meet you outside to get your pet. The exam will take place in our hospital with your scheduled Doctor with communication via telephone. In addition, we are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also place an order through our Online Store by visiting our website.

EMERGENCY CASES

- If possible, please call us at 506.387.4015 to let us know you are on the way so that we can be prepared to meet you upon your arrival at the hospital.

- When you arrive, please stay in your vehicle in our parking lot and call 506.387.4015 , and we'll come to you.

- If you do not have a phone or your pet's emergency is immediately life-threatening, please come to the front door and ring the bell.

WE ARE CHANGING OUR EMERGENCY SYSTEM INTO A TRUE TRIAGE-BASED SYSTEM

We will no longer have suggested appointment times for urgent care situations

  • Please continue to call ahead to let us know that your pet is having an emergency and that you are on your way.
  • For our emergency hospital-evenings and weekends will be walk in only. Your pet will be triaged by a Veterinary technician, who will determine the level of care that is needed for your pet. Critical patients will be our top priority, and will be seen first.
  • This will increase wait times for patients that are triaged as non-urgent.
  • Thank you in advance for your understanding.


    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.