Old Dog Euthanasia

End of Life Resources

Here at Oakview we know that deciding where and when we say goodbye to a special friend is a personal and emotional decision. To help support our clients with this decision we offer a home euthanasia service, as well as end of life consultations

Angel, Emily, and Mandi have been certified veterinary technicians for almost 20 years, and all have a passion and respect for helping owners and their pets during the end of their life transitions. Emily and Angel have completed additional education and training through The Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy, or CAETA for short, to assist owners and their pets at this difficult time. Mandi has completed training and education in the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Animal Hospice and Palliative care program.

“I have always been passionate about the human-animal bond. Being able to be there for our clients and patients during their final goodbyes here on Earth is something so special and meaningful to me. I personally feel one of my purposes as a CVT is to always follow the CAETA training and give my patients the most comfortable fear free experience I can. I do feel home care euthanasia is one of the best ways to provide this.” – Emily, CVT

“I started an interest in end-of-life care in 2007 when my mom passed away, and that was my first experience with death in the home. Since then, as a certified veterinary technician, I have come to believe that we can provide better options for our clients and their fur-babies for end-of-life care. I know firsthand the bond a pet parent has with their animals, and to be able to be with them at the end of their life in a familiar peaceful environment, meant the world to me. Their last memory is just falling asleep with me at their side with nothing but love surrounding them, makes the hard decision more bearable.”

– Angel, CVT

“Having been in the veterinary industry for over 20 years I personally have had multiple pets that have come and gone in my life. I know firsthand how very difficult it can be to make the decision to say goodbye. When the bad days outweigh the good days and the journey is coming to an end, the last thing we want to do is take that final trip to the clinic. I have always felt that our patients should have the option of being in the comforts of their own home surrounded by family during this process.”

– Mandi, CVT

Client Testimonials

“My animals are my children with fur, especially my dog Charlie. He was there for me at many different points in my life, both good and bad. So, when at the age of 17 Charlie developed a brain tumor with concurrent seizures, I was heartbroken. I could not handle the loss. I was very thankful to Oakview, as their team member Angel, assisted my wife through the process of the euthanasia when I could not.
Charlie’s last moments were in the sun next to the water with my wife. I could not be more thankful for Oakview. They made this end-of-life experience a positive memory for all involved. They were supportive and truly understood the many ways of grieving. Oakview has an angel on their team.” -Mark.

Melissa’s Testimonial

Stef’s Testimonial

Heidi’s Testimonial

Denise’s Testimonial

Letter from a Client

Animal Euthanasia Services In Plover WI

If it should be

If it should be that I grow frail and weak
And pain does keep me from my sleep.
Then will you do what must done
For this – the last battle – can’t be won.

You will be sad I understand
But don’t let grief then stay your hand
For on this day, more than the rest
Your love and friendship must stand the test.

We have had so many happy years
You wouldn’t want me to suffer so
When the time comes, please let me go.

I know that in time you will agree
It is a kindness you do to me
Although my tail its last has wagged
From pain and suffering I have been saved.

Don’t grieve that it must now be you
Who has to decide this thing to do
We’ve been so close – we two – these years
Don’t let your heart hold any tears.
~ Author Unknown ~

End of Life Services for Pets in Plover, WI

Please fill out our contact form or give our office call at 715-344-6311 to schedule an appointment and/or consultation.

Additional Resources

Ohio State University has some excellent pages on their website regarding grieving, including a pet loss support phone line. 

Little Paws Cremation Service is our trusted and caring partner in cremation services.

The Rainbow Bridge is a grief support community. They have resources for grieving, memorial options, and more.

Pet Loss Resource Center

Animal Communicator

Lisa Brown with Best Day Healing

Beth Bigler grief counselor from Honoring Our Animals