Sometimes, despite the best veterinary care possible, there are times when a pet’s quality of life deteriorates. Perhaps an illness is terminal and can no longer be managed medically or old age has taken a heavy physical or mental toll. Nothing can make this decision an easy one, but we will ease the burden as much as possible.
As fellow pet owners and lovers, we understand your pet is a cherished member of your family. Our pets love us unconditionally throughout their lives. We owe them a debt of gratitude by ensuring their end befits their loyalty.
In veterinary medicine, there are times when we can use euthanasia as a form of therapy to prevent any further terminal suffering. Utilizing the best pain management protocols, we will alleviate discomfort for your pet and when the time comes, provide a peaceful, pain-free passing. We have a dedicated room at the hospital for end-of-life care. At-home euthanasia is also available if your pet is too ill to travel to the hospital or if that is your preference.
Sometimes pet owners are surprised by the impact a pet’s death can have on their overall mental state. Experts recognize that for many people the loss of a pet causes profound sadness. Please read more about pet loss and bereavement from the University of Pennsylvania College of Veterinary Medicine.
Carlson Animal Hospital
414 Lake St. Oak Park, IL 60302
Monday-Tuesday: 8 AM-12 PM, 1-6 PM
Wednesday: 8 AM-12 PM, 1 PM-4:30 PM, 6-8 PM
Thursday-Friday: 8 AM-12 PM, 1-5 PM
Saturday: 8 AM-1 PM
Thanksgiving Day (Thursday, November 25, 2021): CLOSED
Christmas Eve (Friday, December 24, 2021): Open 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Christmas Day (Saturday, December 25, 2021): CLOSED
New Year’s Eve (Friday, December 31, 2021): Open 8:00 am to 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
New Year’s Day (Saturday, January 1, 2022): CLOSED Please give our office a call with any questions about our hours. Thank you.