At Peaceful Paws Veterinary Services, LLC, Dr. Susan Brockus’ goal is to provide you and your family a compassionate, calm, and peaceful environment for your pet’s final time.

I provide in-home hospice consultation and euthanasia for dogs, cats, and some exotics (rabbits, guinea pigs, hamsters).

I am available by appointment to provide an in-home hospice consultation to identify a hospice/palliative plan for your pet, and assess and review your pet’s quality of life.

I am also available by appointment to provide in-home pet euthanasia to ensure a calm and peaceful transition in the comfort of your home.

I am available by appointment from 11:00 AM to 7:00 PM most weekdays, and 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM most weekends and holidays.

Sedation

My goal is to provide a calm and peaceful environment for your pet’s final time. I will administer a sedative injection to help your pet relax and alleviate pain.

Euthanasia

Once your pet is sedated and you are ready, I will proceed with euthanasia.
I will administer an injection that allows your pet to pass calmly and peacefully and stops their heart. I will listen to your pet’s chest and confirm your pet’s heart has stopped and let you know your pet has passed.

If you are using Heart’s Companion Pet Memorial Center for aftercare, you can then spend some time with your pet in private before I transport your pet to their facility.

Memorialization

Dr. Brockus can perform a fur clipping from your pet after euthanasia if you wish.

If you are using Heart’s Companion Pet Memorial Center (http://heartscompanion.com/) for aftercare, they can make a custom clay paw print impression for you. Information about the custom clay paw print by Heart’s Companion Pet Memorial Center is available at: http://heartscompanion.com/custom-pet-paw-prints/

Aftercare and Support

If you choose to have your pet cremated at Heart’s Companion Pet Memorial Center, I will provide transportation of your pet to their facility.

During your appointment, I will provide you with information about Heart’s Companion Pet Memorial Center (http://heartscompanion.com/).

If you choose to keep your pet for home burial, information regarding standard recommendations for burial of domestic pets for Washoe County is available at:
https://careers.washoecounty.us/health/programs-and-services/waste-management-program/burial-pets-animals.php