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(207) 846-6515 H

(207) 846-6515



We understand the decision to euthanize is an extremely difficult one, and that this is a very sad time. We need your responses to a few questions and your understanding on a few issues before we proceed.

Present for Euthanasia

In most, but not all, circumstances YVC allows clients to be present for euthanasia of their pet. If you choose to be present there will be an office visit fee in addition to the euthanasia fee.

Patient Remains

YVC offers the options of private cremation, non-private cremation, and home burial by the owner.

Private cremation The pet is cremated individually and the ashes are returned to the owner within one to two weeks. Pottery and wooden urns are available. If an urn is not selected, the ashes are returned in a plain silver tin inside a green paper bag. Ashes are accompanied by a certificate of authenticity. The ashes will only be released to the pet's owner or the owner's designated agent.

Non-private cremation The pet is cremated along with other pets. No ashes can be returned.

If a decision is not made on the manner in which the pet's remains will be handled within 7 days of euthanasia, or if remains held for burial are not claimed within 30 days of the date designated by the client, then non-private cremation will be performed and the client will be billed accordingly.

Client Identification

Your YVC staff member may ask to see a picture id. For clients we have not seen before, or have not seen in some time, YVC may require an office visit with a doctor prior to euthanasia.

Biting and Rabies

Federal and state laws require YVC to collect information regarding biting and vaccination status for all pets presented for euthanasia. Please check all that apply:


I certify that I am this pet's rightful owner, or the owner's agent, and I authorize YVC to euthanize this pet. I release YVC of all liability in the absence of gross negligence.

Office Hours

Saturday8:0012:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up
Sunday4:00pmBoarding Pick-up
Day Open Close
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 7:30 8:00 4:00pm
6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 6:00 12:00; Also, 4 pm Boarding Pick-up Boarding Pick-up