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Euthanasia Services for Pets

Just like you, we are proud pet parents and animal lovers. We understand that the bond between you and your furry family member is truly unique and unlike any other. Unfortunately, there comes a point in time when we must all say goodbye to these beautiful creatures that play such an important role in our lives. At Antigonish Veterinary Clinic, we will be with you every step of the way throughout this difficult process. Please do not hesitate to contact our team if you wish to learn more about our euthanasia services.

How do I know if euthanasia is right for my pet?

At the end of the day, the choice is always up to you and your family. With today’s technology and medications, there are ways for us to extend your pet’s life even if they have been diagnosed with chronic conditions. During a one-on-one consultation, your veterinarian will explain all of the options that are right and suitable for your pet. Some factors that you can keep in mind when making your decision are: if your pet has a condition that is no longer responsive to treatment and if they can no longer eat, drink, move or control their bodily functions on their own.

What happens when a pet is being euthanized?

Current euthanasia practices for pets are 100% pain-free and humane. The euthanasia drug is given via injection and will make your pet peacefully fall asleep. Once unconscious, the medication will cause your pet’s organs to fail.

Can I stay with my pet during their euthanasia?

Yes. We create as comforting a setting as possible as you say your farewell. You can stay with your pet throughout the entire procedure. With COVID-19 still raging on, please remember to wear a mask while you are in the clinic.

Last updated: April 29, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.


This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more!



Monday - Friday: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Saturday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sunday: Closed

We offer after-hours emergency care services to the clients and pets in our community. If your pet is experiencing an emergency after hours, please call our clinic phone number, and you will be directed to the veterinarian on-call for further assistance. 


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!

- Your dedicated team at Antigonish Veterinary Clinic