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In Home Pet Consultation

​What if you are not sure it’s time to say goodbye to your pet? If you are unsure about a decision to euthanize your pet and would like a professional opinion in your home environment call for a consultation visit. We can be a gateway of communication between you and your regular veterinarian so the best choices can be made on behalf of your pet. There will be times when we will encourage you to continue seeking the attention of your regular veterinarian as they will be more equipped to offer diagnostics and treatment plans. Occasionally, when River Valley Gateway is able to give a pet parent compassionate support, a second opinion of their pet’s quality of life, and the permission to make the decision to say goodbye, a consultation can evolve into a decision to euthanize. In this case, we will be ready to walk you through the euthanasia experience immediately, later the same day or on a different day depending circumstances and what is in the family's best interest. As this experience carries negative connotations, we strive to make it beautiful. If we believe we could offer your pet more comfort, we may recommend our  hospice program. This consultation visit can often offer more choices and give the family relief from the unknown or help the family simply understand more.