We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.

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Dog Euthanasia

Euthanasia is never an easy decision to make. The entire staff at Briarwood helps to provide a comforting atmosphere for your pet’s last day, giving them the dignity, they deserve. You have the option to stay with your pet during their last moments, or not, and that is an entirely personal decision that we can help you with. We partner with Gateway Pet Memorial services to offer various cremation services and numerous memorial products to honour your pet.

What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?


The decision to euthanize is never an easy one, but it is often times in the best interest of our pets. Our veterinarians feel comfortable having “end of life” discussions so that you feel you have considered all options and made the right choice.

Can I say goodbye to my pet in the comfort of our home?


Unfortunately, we do not have the licensing for house calls, but we make every effort to ensure the process is as smooth and peaceful as possible in clinic. If coming to the clinic isn’t an option, please call us and we will do our best to direct you to a veterinarian that can provide that service.

What drug is used?


During the decision-making process, we can certainly discuss the medications we use and how they work.

What’s the cost of euthanasia?


To enquire about the cost of euthanasia for your pet, although it isn’t easy, please call us and we will let you know the costs involved.

Does the clinic also provide bereavement counselling?


We are more than willing to follow up with any concerns or questions you may have after the loss of your pet. This includes offering you contact information for support services.

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COVID-19: Additional measures we are taking

Dear Clients,

Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.

The following changes are effective as of Wednesday, March 18, 2020:

1. We are currently operating a "closed waiting room" policy to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain in your vehicle and use your cell phone to call us at 905-664-4888. We will bring your pet into the hospital for an examination with the veterinarian. The veterinarian will then call you to discuss our recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a technician will return your pet to your car and take care of any needed medications and payment.

2. We are continuing to accept appointments for urgent or sick pets, as well as time-sensitive puppy/kitten vaccinations. All other services will be scheduled for a later time. However, if you're unsure whether your pet needs medical attention, please call us to discuss your situation.

3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday 8 am - 4 pm

4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.

5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.

Online consultations are now available! If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, visit our website and follow the "Online Consultation" link.

Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this disease.

Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.

- Your dedicated team at Briarwood Animal Hospital