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Euthanasia and Grieving

Euthanasia and Grieving

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

A doctor and technician can come to a client’s home so that the final goodbye is in a comfortable and familiar environment. If you are an existing client and you are interested in a housecall, please call us for more information.


The Veterinary College at Washington State University has some excellent pages on their website regarding grieving, including a pet loss support phone line. 

Midwest Cremation Service of Wisconsin has many options for memorials, like a variety of urns, memorial plaques, and jewelry charms.

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

Letter from a client:

Dear Dr. Curtis,

Friday, June 15 – the day we said goodbye to our sweet, old Joey. A day that filled us with overwhelming grief and sadness, but also gave us the privilege of experiencing amazing compassion, care, thoughtfulness, and gentleness. 

We cannot thank you enough for assisting to make Joey’s last moments with us peaceful and dignified. We will forever be grateful for the grace you possess that allowed us to have a positive memory of such a difficult time in our lives.

With sincere gratitude,

Joey’s humans

In Memory of Joey