Euthanasia Services for Pets

Considering euthanasia for your beloved pets is heartbreaking not just for you, but for everyone in your family. We want you to know that at Sims Veterinary Hospital, our team sympathizes with you as you make this difficult decision. Our team is always available to listen to your concerns and provide advice on your pet’s situation.

What is euthanasia in pets?

Euthanasia is the term used to describe the gentle and painless way of ending your pet’s life. This is only recommended when all medical treatments to improve your pet’s quality of life have been unsuccessful. Our team is here to provide you with support and information about the process. To learn more about euthanasia please do not hesitate to reach out to us at 613.531.3334.

How can I tell if my pet has a poor quality of life?

When your furry friend’s quality of life becomes poor they start to act differently. If your pet starts having more bad days than good ones, this may be a sign that their quality of life is depleting. Other signs of a poor quality of life can include:

  1. Sleeping more often
  2. Being less playful
  3. Eating or drinking less
  4. Weight loss
  5. Aggressive behaviour
  6. Shaking or trembling
  7. Hiding from you or other animals

What should I expect when my pet is euthanized?

Our veterinarians have received special training to perform euthanasia seamlessly. The entire process takes seconds to be completed. Pet owners are allowed to be present to say farewell to their cherished pets. We give your pet a sedative to keep them calm and comfortable, then we administer the medication to end their life.

Last updated: July 13, 2021

Dear Clients,

With recent changes to restrictions on businesses, we have made some important updates to our operating policies.

1. WE CAN NOW SEE ALL CASES BY APPOINTMENT ONLY This includes vaccines, wellness exams, blood work, heartworm testing, spays and neuters, dental services, and more


  • Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, we are allowing a maximum of 2 clients into the hospital for food and medication pick up only.
  • Face masks are still required to enter the building.
  • Our “closed waiting room” policy will remain in effect for all appointments to protect our clients and staff. When you arrive, please remain outside the hospital and use your cell phone to call us at 613.531.3334. We will take a history of your pet’s health and discuss any concerns. A staff member will then meet you outside to bring your pet into the hospital for an examination. The Veterinarian will call you to discuss the recommended treatment plan. After your appointment, a staff member will return your pet to you outside and take care of any needed medications and payment.
  • Continue the use of credit cards as the preferred payment method.
  • Continue to offer curbside pickup of food and medication (unless you have used our online store and are having your order delivered directly to your home). To place an order through our online store, click on the “Online Store” button on the menu above.
  • 3. ONLINE CONSULTATIONS ARE AVAILABLE If you wish to connect with a veterinarian via message, phone or video, click on the “Online Consultation” button on the menu above.

    We are OPEN with the following hours:
    Monday – Friday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm

    Saturday & Sunday: Closed
    Thank you for your patience and understanding and we look forward to seeing you and your furry family members again!

    – Your dedicated team at Sims Animal Hospital