End of Life Services

Aurora Veterinary Clinic

305 Aurora Commons Circle
Aurora, OH 44202



End-of-Life Services

Aurora Animal Care Center is here to support you through all the stages of your animal’s life, even the tough ones. End-of-life care for your pet brings about both difficult and emotional decisions. We know pets are family members, too. When it's time say goodbye, the resulting sense of loss and grief is as real and sometimes as overwhelming as when we lose a relative or human friend.


The word “euthanasia” literally means “peaceful death.” And as the only medical profession licensed to perform this most important gift, we take the upmost pride in the technical, medical, and soft skills associated with ending the life of a beloved family member.  We provide a variety of compassionate services to help you through this process:

  • A discussion with you about your concerns, thoughts, or questions surrounding euthanasia. 

  • Mild sedation to help ease any discomfort; you deserve one last memory of your pet calm and comfortable. 

  • Euthanasia, the final gift. 

  • Memorial keepsakes to help mend the broken heart.

    • Ink paw print & lock of fur, if desired.

    • Clay paw print, if requested.

  • Transportation for cremation, if elected.


The entire procedure will be explained once the veterinarian arrives, according to your interest level and comfort. Feel free to ask questions if needed. Everything will be done at the pace you and your pet dictate.  

The actual procedure is quite simple and peaceful: except under extreme or emergent circumstances a sedation injection is given to ensure your pet is comfortable. Once you and your pet are ready, the final euthanasia medication is given, usually in a vein. It works very rapidly, only seconds in most cases. The veterinarian will then confirm that your pet has passed on.  

After, you may continue to spend as much time as you need. A paw print and additional hair may be clipped if you wish, when you are ready.