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.
Saying goodbye to your feline companion is one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make. At Briarwood Animal Hospital, we can help you through the decision to say goodbye and help you through the grieving process.
When should I consider euthanasia?
In veterinary medicine, we have been granted the gift to end out pet’s suffering in a peaceful manner. Deciding when to say goodbye is something that must take into account many factors, including your cat’s quality of life. If you have any concerns about euthanasia, please contact your veterinarian so you may work together during this difficult time.
What happens during euthanasia?
At Briarwood Animal Hospital when you decide it is time to say goodbye to your friend, you and your companions will be placed in a private exam room. You will have the option of staying with your pet when they are euthanized. An intravenous catheter is placed in your pet’s leg and a potent anesthetic is injected into your pet. You will have the option to have your pet’s remains returned to you as well as choose memorial products such as paw-prints.
Do you do house calls?
At Briarwood, we do not offer house calls for euthanasia. If home euthanasia is the only option, we will help you find that resource.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
Staying with your cat during euthanasia is a very personal decision. We allow you to choose whether or not you would like to be present.
What is the cost of at home or clinic euthanasia?
The cost for euthanasia varies depending on whether or not you wish for your cat’s remains to be returned to you, or if you would like any memorial products such as special urns, jewellery or a paw/nose print. Please contact the clinic for a more personalized estimate.
Do you offer pet bereavement support service?
The OVC Pet Loss Support Line (email: firstname.lastname@example.org; phone: 519-824-4120 ext 53694) can be reached to help grieving pet parents cope with the loss of their furry companions.
With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we are pleased to advise that effective May 15, 2020 some 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. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call 905-664-4888. We will take a history of your pet's health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside, and take care of any needed medications and payment.
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. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE
If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.
4. 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.
5. OPERATING HOURS
We are OPEN with the following hours:
- Monday to Friday: 8:00 am - 6:00 pm - Saturday: 8:00 am - 4:00 pm - Sunday: CLOSED
Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!
- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital