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.
The Moncton Animal Clinic is here for you and your family when any of your pets are suffering. All pets are sedated to minimize stress, and a caring doctor and staff member will be with you and your pet during this difficult time.
When should I consider euthanasia?
Deciding when to make the very difficult decision to say goodbye to a beloved pet varies and takes into account many important factors. Consider 1. Your pet’s health and prognosis. 2. Your pet’s personality and attitude during this time of illness. 3. The emotional components and time needed by your family to nurse a sick and dying pet.
What happens during euthanasia?
During a euthanasia procedure, pets are firstly given an injectable medication to sedate, calm, and relieve any pain. This sedative makes them very sleepy. A pet will then be euthanized humanely with an injectable drug that works very quickly to ensure that the cat experiences no pain or suffering. Afterwards, a family may say their goodbyes and decide if they wish to bury or cremate their pet.
Can you stay with your cat during euthanasia?
We welcome any family member that wishes to stay with their beloved pet throughout all parts of the euthanasia process.
What is the cost of euthanasia?
Aftercare is offered at varying costs based on the family’s wishes. We work with a wonderful local company called Forget Me Not Aftercare, that are respectful and understanding of what families go through in these difficult times. More elaborate urns and receptacles can be purchased from them either through us or directly from their website.
The people there kind, understanding, compassionate and caring! Absolute professionalism! During such a difficult time it was less traumatic.…
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 Tuesday, March 24, 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 506.857.4271. We will take a history from outside of your vehicle, and bring your pet into the clinic for an examination with the veterinarian. We will then return to your vehicle with your pet to discuss our recommended treatment plan. If you do not have a cell phone please knock our door to let us know you have arrived and then return to your vehicle.
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.
3. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:00 - 5:00 pm.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 3-5 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 and take payment over the phone. We are limiting pet food purchases to 2 bags/cases per order. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the online store, visit our website.
5. For the time being, we are not accepting cash as payment. Credit cards and debit card payments are still available.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our roles. As such, we have taken measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
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.