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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Cat Euthanasia

The hardest part of owning a cat is saying goodbye. We offer humane euthanasia services and work with a company that offers cremation services. Our team is always willing to help guide you through this difficult time.

When should I consider pet euthanasia?


Euthanasia is essentially an overdose of a very strong drug which causes your pet to fall asleep and the heart to stop. It is tough to know when the right time is. Our team encourages you to assess your cat’s quality of life. This means monitoring things like: is the pet still eating and drinking? Are they able to go to the bathroom regularly? Are they in excessive pain? Do they want to be involved in your activities? If you have any questions, please feel free to call us to discuss all your options.

What is the process for cat euthanasia?


If you have any specific questions, please feel free to give us a call at the clinic. Our team is supportive and understanding, and we will help answer all your questions.

Do you do house calls?


Unfortunately, we do not offer any at home services.

Can I stay with my cat during euthanasia?


You are welcome to stay with your cat during the procedure. If you do not feel comfortable staying for the procedure, you may leave your pet with one of our caring and companionate members of the team after you have said your goodbyes.

Do you offer pet bereavement support service?


We do not offer bereavement support services at this time.

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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 780-539-0636. 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 Saturday 8:30 am - 5:30 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.

6. 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 Animal Medical Centre North