Home visits

Dr Nicola Carrier is able to come to your home to provide a compassionate, dignified and peaceful euthanasia. The home visit removes the stress of travelling to the vets, waiting in a crowded waiting room and your pet becoming distressed.  When Nicola comes to your home, it will not be rushed.  She will get to know your pet and yourselves.  After documentation has been completed, Nicola will give your pet an injection of sedation.  This will mean they peacefully fall asleep and will not feel pain.  Once they are sedated, the final injection is given.

The home visit can take approximately 45 minutes to an hour.  You will then have time to spend with your beloved pet afterwards.

Bereavement

Grieving the loss of your pet, with feeling of emptiness, despair and loneliness can be overwhelming. It is important to remember that these are normal feelings, and that you do not ignore the pain and that you do open up about your feelings. You must ensure you continue to practice self-care and seek help if your grief is severe.

Blue cross run a free bereavement service for confidential support:

There are also pet loss forums where you can find support from other pet owners such as The Ralph Site www.theralphsite.com. You can also find further information on the pet loss journey which will help you to prepare on www.compassionunderstood.com.

Opening Hours

Our opening hours are from 8.30am – 5.30pm Monday – Friday and 9am – 12pm on Saturday.

Evening and weekend appointments are available by prior arrangement and at an additional cost.

Please note we do not have hospital or emergency facilities.

If you pet goes downhill or an emergency happens out of hours, we advise that you contact your veterinary practice that your pet is currently registered with.  They will be familiar with you and your pet and be able to provide the emergency treatment that is needed. If your pet is registered with Cherry Tree Gentle Farewells please call 01233 226440.