Frequently Asked Questions:

1. How much notice do you need?

Due to the unpredictable nature of illness, I often see short notice or same day appointments as my schedule allows. Ideally, clients touch base with me when they are in the decision-making process (even months to weeks ahead of time) to make tentative arrangements, and then call or text when they feel it's time.

2. How do I make an appointment?

Via phone, email or Facebook messenger. For the fastest response, please call 920-205-0484.

3. How long is the appointment?

Typically 45 minutes to an hour. This includes answering any questions, sedation, euthanasia, time to say goodbye, making a clay paw print, and loading the pet for transportation.

4. Is the euthanasia process painful?

No, it is a peaceful procedure. Clients often comment that it looks like their pet is sleeping.

5. Can my other pets be there?

Absolutely.

6. Should my kids be there?

It depends. As a veterinarian and mother of two, I have some insight and am happy to discuss this with you. Some children want to be present for parts but not all of the appointment. Ultimately the decision is yours and the experience will be tailored to suit your family's needs.

7. Why do you do this?

I consider it a blessing to be able to bring peace to a struggling animal, and an honor to help families through this intensely emotional process. Clients tell me that this is my calling.

8. Is this all you do?

No. I practice routine veterinary medicine in a limited capacity. I prefer to focus on helping animals gently cross the Rainbow Bridge.

 

Helpful Links

After-hour Emergency Clinics:

Fox Valley Animal Referral Center
4706 New Horizons Blvd, Appleton, WI 54914
(920) 993-9193
www.fvarc.com

Green Bay Animal Referral Center
2141 Lime Kiln Rd., Green Bay, WI 54311
(920) 494-9400
www.gbarcwi.com

Pet Poison Helpline:

24/7 Animal Poison Control Center
885-764-7661
www.petpoisonhelpline.com
Pet Poison Helpline is a 24-hour animal poison control service available for pet owners.

Pet Loss Grief Support:

Grief Hotlines: