Doncaster vet launches mobile business designed at providing 'compassionate' end of life care for beloved pets

A Doncaster vet is launching her own mobile business as she feels that there is a better, more compassionate way to euthanize pets such as dogs and cats.

Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 5:08 pm
Updated Wednesday, 27th May 2020, 5:08 pm

Serenity Vet Services is being launched by Victoria Gibson, a veterinary surgeon from Auckley.

She said: “I have always thought there should be a more compassionate way to put animals down but the veterinary world is somewhat set in its ways.

“It wasn’t until after I lost my dog and I experienced what all my clients have been through that I knew that I had to find a way to do it better.”

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Victoria Gibson, 39, vet. Owner of Serenity Vert Services.
Victoria Gibson, 39, vet. Owner of Serenity Vert Services.

Victoria does not think that the current system which operates in vets is adequate for pet owners who have strong bonds with their animals.

She says that appointments are on average between 15 to 20 minutes and some end of life treatments can feel sudden whereas she will sedate animals prior to that they drift off to sleep.

“It can be rather impersonal, you don’t have much time to say goodbye and at the moment because of Covid-19 pet owners are not even allowed to be with their animals when they pass away,” she continued.

“I have heard heartbreaking stories over the last couple of months and I’m happy to be able to offer an alternative.”

Victoria will be traveling to pet owners homes and will be able to administer end of life care in their gardens with social distancing guidelines in place.

She will also provide palliative care in the days prior if needed.

Victoria said: “I hope that this will enable people to say goodbye to their pets in a comfortable setting and allow them to prepare in their own time.

“Losing an animal can be traumatic, the bonds people build with their pets are so special.”

She is able to care for most household pets including dogs, cats, hamsters, rabbits, and rats.

The service will launch on Monday, June 1.

You can find out more about her services on her website here.

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