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Euthanasia Services for Pets

Here at AMC, we are animal lovers and pet parents just like you. If you are visiting this corner of our website, chances are you have come to an important crossroads in your journey as your pet’s guardian. We understand how difficult this time can be and that the decision you are now facing is truly an impossible one. Please know that our team will be with you every step of the way throughout the euthanasia process. If you have any questions or inquiries, please do not hesitate to call us for clarification.

How do I know if my pet should be euthanized?

When it comes to end-of-life services like euthanasia, the choice will ultimately be up to you and your loved ones. If you need further guidance, your veterinarian can explain with you the many routes that you can take and if euthanasia is truly the best option. Some factors that may help you in your decision-making are: if your pet can no longer eat, drink or have bodily functions without external help if they are in chronic pain or if they are no longer responsive to treatments for their health conditions.

Is pet euthanasia painful?

Absolutely not. Humane deaths for pets are 100% pain-free. Euthanasia is administered via injection, and often feels like any other vaccine or shot for your pet. The medication works quickly and will put your pet in a peaceful sleep. Once unconscious, it will cause your pet’s internal organs to systematically shut down.

Can I stay with my pet during their euthanasia?

Yes. You will have the opportunity to say your final goodbyes to your furry family member. Our team tries as much as possible to create a warm and comforting area for you and all members of your family.

Last updated: August 8, 2022.

Dear Clients,

We look forward to seeing you all in person. Your health and safety are important to us. Here is what you can expect during your next visit in regards to our COVID-19 precautions:

  • Masks are mandatory for anyone that wishes to come inside our hospital.
  • Only one client is allowed in the exam room with their pet.
  • We also request that clients refrain from using our emergency line for anything other than true emergencies

    If you have any questions or concerns, please feel free to give us a call at (902) 564-8356 Sydney.

    Please note the phone lines may be busier, but we will get to you as soon as we can. We have zero tolerance for verbal abuse.

    Again, we thank you for your patience and co-operation during this trying time.


    We are OPEN with the following hours:

    AMC – Sydney

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 7:00 pm
    Saturday: 8:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Sunday: Closed

    AMC – Reserve Mines (Temporarily Closed)

    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Saturday & Sunday: Closed

    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    - Your dedicated team at Animal Medical Centre