Euthanasia, Hospice Care & Grief Support in Fort Washington
Compassionate End of Life Services from Veterinarians in Glenside & Surrounding Cities
Euthanasia, which comes straight out of the Greek where “eu” (goodly or well) and “Thanatos” (death), or the good death, is performed at our hospital in Fort Washington or outside in our backyard—if you choose. Does your pet have a medical condition that is painful or causing poor quality of life? Are you afraid that your sick or elderly pet is suffering? Our staff of compassionate professionals at Fort Washington Veterinary Hospital can help you through this painful experience, whether it be aiding you in hospice care or discussing humane euthanasia. We will work with you to ensure your pet’s comfort and dignity during his or her last days and final moments.
We are able to help with hospice care to keep your pet comfortable, clean, and well-nourished until it is time to painlessly euthanize your beloved pet. Deciding when your pet may need euthanasia is a very personal and private decision, but that doesn’t mean you have to make this difficult choice on your own. Our humane euthanasia services are conducted with respect, compassion, and care. Before you struggle through one more day with a sick, elderly, or terminally ill pet, call us to learn how we can help. We also recommend reading through the materials on the Day by Day Pet Caregiver Support website.
All family members are welcome. You may bring your pet’s toys, blanket, bed, or favorite treats. At this time, we will discuss your options when deciding about your pet’s remains; many clients choose cremation with ashes returned to the family and others choose for their pet’s ashes to be interred at a local pet cemetery managed by our compassionate provider. We can also make a paw print and clip a bit of hair/fur for you to take home. Any of your pet’s personal effects can be taken with you or donated to needy pets, per your wishes.
We can help you with these concerns and will make every effort to accommodate your needs at this very difficult time.
Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time. For more information, or if you have any questions, please call us at (215) 458-5845.
Many of our staff members have been employed at our hospital for over 12 years! We work extremely well as a team.
Almost 50 years of compassionate and excellent patient care!
We deliver client (& non-client) donations to local pets in need, as well as participate in fundraisers and local events.
Enjoy a casual conversation with other clients in our waiting area. You are also welcome to wait for appointments outside or in your car.
“I cannot put into words how exceptional the staff was with us, and how well they treated our beloved pet.”- Anonymous
“Dr. S. was so thorough and took the time to explain everything in detail regarding my cat's health.”- Courtina C.
“Excellent front office staff and believe me, that’s as important as an excellent vet.”- Clark N.