We remain open to provide care for your pets. We are following the direction of government and regulatory authorities and have implemented hospital and visit protocols to keep both you and our team safe. For regular updates on our hours and visit protocols, please follow our social media platforms.
There is never an easy way of approaching the end of your loved one’s life. At the Airdrie Animal Health Centre, we are here to provide a supportive environment in which your pet can pass gracefully during this sensitive time. We strive to make your last moments with your pet a comfortable experience. For those that wish to have a reminder of their dog, our clinic also offers a variety of elective cremation and memorial options customizable to your beloved pet.
What is pet euthanasia and how do I know when it’s the right time?
Euthanasia is the medical administration of pharmaceuticals to help humanely end a pet’s life. Knowing when it is the right time is never an easy decision to make. Our veterinarians can help guide you through this difficult decision by assessing the quality of life of your animal.
Palliative Care, Euthanasia & END-OF-LIFE Counseling.
No one likes to think about palliative care and euthanasia, but they are important subjects. There comes a time in all of our lives when we and our pets need extra special care. This may be due to severe arthritis, internal health problems that require chronic medications, all the way to caring for a pet with cancer. With all of the advancements in medicine and surgery, there are still many conditions that can only be managed with palliation—keeping your pet comfortable without being able to cure him/her. The team at AAHC does our best to help you make the best decisions for you and your ailing pet. When a cure is not possible, there are many medications and treatments that can help your pet maintain a good quality of life.
When palliative care is no longer feasible, and a decision needs to be made on the quality of life, our team at AAHC can help to answer questions, provide an environment of support and care, and help your pet cross the rainbow bridge. Losing a beloved friend is one of the most heartbreaking stages of life a pet owner can go through. Nothing can relieve that pain other than time and support. We do everything we can to support you and your pet with this decision. We have a dedicated comfort room for discussions and for the actual euthanasia. This room provides a comfortable, quiet environment for grieving owners and their pets, away from the busier parts of the clinic.
Much Heartfelt appreciation to All the staff at Airdrie Animal Health Center and Tails of Hope. Everyone went above and…
Due to the close contact that our work requires, we have taken additional measures to protect you and our team while providing care for your furry family members.
1. We are currently operating a "closed door" policy to protect our clients and staff. This means that clients will not be allowed to enter the building. When you arrive in our parking lot, please remain in your vehicle and call us at 403-948-2733. Our staff will come to you to collect your animal for their appointment. If you do not have a phone, or if your animal is experiencing an emergency, please knock on the door to alert our staff.
2. We are still OPEN with the following hours: Monday to Friday: 9:30 am - 4:00 pm and Saturday: 9:00 am - 3:00 pm.
3. At this time, appointments will only be booked when medically necessary. Any non-urgent appointment requests will be temporarily postponed. If you have an emergency that requires immediate attention, please proceed directly to McKnight 24 Hour Veterinary Hospital at 5010 – 4th Street NE, Calgary, AB and call 403-457-0911 to alert them of your arrival.
4. If you are ordering food or medications, please allow 2-4 business days as our suppliers are dealing with increased demand and are trying to fill orders as quickly as possible. We will advise you as soon as your order arrives. Please call us when you arrive to pick up your order, but do not enter the hospital. Our staff will bring your order to your car. You can also use our online store and have your food delivered directly to your home. To sign up for the Online Store, please visit our website.
5. For the time being, credit cards are the preferred payment method. Debit cannot be accepted over the phone, but is available at time of pick up if ABSOLUTELY necessary. We will not be able to accept cash.
Following the recommendations of our government and medical experts, we are doing our best to practice social distancing within the constraints of our jobs. We have taken these measures to avoid both contracting and facilitating the spread of this virus.
Thank you for helping us be diligent for everyone's safety. As we have heard from all levels of government, the situation is fluid, and any updates will be provided as changes occur.
- Your dedicated team at Airdrie Animal Health Centre