End-of-Life Care

As excited as we are to say “hello” to a new patient, there comes a time when we must also say “goodbye”. End of life is a difficult time for pet owners. The caring team at Independence Small Animal Clinic is here to support and guide you, with a focus on creating a peaceful passing for your special companion.


Whether your pet is elderly, fighting a chronic disease, or experiencing an acute illness or injury, the end of life can be fraught with difficult decisions and choices. When a cure is no longer possible, palliative care or euthanasia are approaches that require thoughtful consideration. Our experienced veterinarians address these situations with compassion and honesty, answering your every question and providing all available options.


Comfort is our primary focus in determining quality of life for your pet. Whatever age or condition, we explore whether your dog or cat can be maintained in relative comfort, to sustain quality of life.


The decision to end a life is never easy. Our compassionate team of veterinarians will work with you to determine when the time has come for euthanasia. We offer the most humane options for end of life, and provide support for patients and their families until the end.