Vets2Home only advocate using a two-step euthanasia (always with a pre-euthanasia sedation first except in very exceptional circumstances), best given in the home and upon the reasonable request of a pet owner.
The decision to euthanase is solely upon the attending duty vet and by observing the following:
· Vets2Home will not knowingly put the public, a pet owner or other animals at serious risk by refusing to euthanase animals considered as posing a potential threat to health and safety - however small the risk.
· Vets2Home will support a decision to proceed to euthanase an animal after professionally consulting with the owner (and the pet in question) in a timely manner, to ensure against prolonged physical or emotional suffering for either party and when no other option seems feasible, suitable or appropriate.
· Like all veterinary professionals, our duty of care is according to The Animal Welfare Act (2006).