In-Home
Pet Consultation

In-Home
Pet Consultation

What if you are not sure
it’s time to say goodbye to your pet?

If you are unsure about a decision to euthanize your pet and would like a professional opinion in your home environment call for a consultation visit. We can be a gateway of communication between you and your regular veterinarian so the best choices can be made on behalf of your pet. There will be times when we will encourage you to continue seeking the attention of your regular veterinarian as they will be more equipped to offer diagnostics and treatment plans.

Occasionally, when River Valley Gateway is able to give a pet parent compassionate support, a second opinion of their pet’s quality of life, and the permission to make the decision to say goodbye, a consultation can evolve into a decision to euthanize. In this case, we will be ready to walk you through the euthanasia experience immediately, later the same day or on a different day depending circumstances and what is in the family’s best interest. As this experience carries negative connotations, we strive to make it beautiful. If we believe we could offer your pet more comfort, we may recommend our  hospice program. This consultation visit can often offer more choices and give the family relief from the unknown or help the family simply understand more.

What if you are not sure
it’s time to say goodbye to your pet?

If you are unsure about a decision to euthanize your pet and would like a professional opinion in your home environment call for a consultation visit. We can be a gateway of communication between you and your regular veterinarian so the best choices can be made on behalf of your pet. There will be times when we will encourage you to continue seeking the attention of your regular veterinarian as they will be more equipped to offer diagnostics and treatment plans.

Occasionally, when River Valley Gateway is able to give a pet parent compassionate support, a second opinion of their pet’s quality of life, and the permission to make the decision to say goodbye, a consultation can evolve into a decision to euthanize. In this case, we will be ready to walk you through the euthanasia experience immediately, later the same day or on a different day depending circumstances and what is in the family’s best interest. As this experience carries negative connotations, we strive to make it beautiful. If we believe we could offer your pet more comfort, we may recommend our  hospice program. This consultation visit can often offer more choices and give the family relief from the unknown or help the family simply understand more.

The following list is a brief summary of what can be expected when choosing to have us care for your pet in his or her final minutes.

  • Sedation prior to euthanasia
  • Aftercare for burial or cremation
  • Gentle, painless euthanasia
  • Customized memorial ceremony

River Valley Gateway does offer three levels of care, level 1 which is palliative care, level 2 which is early hospice care and level 3 which is advanced hospice care. We will work with your primary veterinary hospital in obtaining recent diagnostic tests to help complete an individualized plan.

You Deserve Our Time

We will do our best to accommodate your schedule and be compassionate about your needs. Call or email us for an in-home visit.

Testimonial

Your compassionate assistance has been appreciated beyond words. This gift is truly your soul’s calling and most valuable gift to this world!

~The Mattivi’s, Grand Junction, CO

Testimonial

Your compassionate assistance has been appreciated beyond words. This gift is truly your soul’s calling and most valuable gift to this world!

~The Mattivi’s, Grand Junction, CO

In-Home Visit Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Evening & Weekend Visits
by request

Mail

River Valley Gateway
P.O. Box 1422
Grand Junction, CO 81502

Call Us

(970) 250-8493

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