Service Fees

Consultation

A pre-paid telemedicine (virtual) consultation is required by regulation before an in-home visit can occur.  This is to establish the Veterinary – Client – Patient relationship and allows us to get to know you and your pet’s needs better.  The consultation is ~ 20 – 30 minutes long and will occur before a home visit can be scheduled. The cost for this consultation is $105.00 (plus HST) and is non-refundable.

Click Here to fill in a New Patient Form and pre-pay for a Telemedicine (Virtual) Consultation with Dr. Speizer to start the In-Home Euthanasia process.

You will be asked to complete and sign a Euthanasia Consent Form and Pre-pay for services before the In-Home Visit.

Options available for pet in-home euthanasia are:
A. Euthanasia without cremation (i.e. home burial), B. Euthanasia with private cremation (ashes returned to you), C. Euthanasia with communal cremation (ashes not returned)

Please review the fees for the available service options below prior to the virtual consultation.


A. In – Home Euthanasia ONLY (no cremation)

Includes initial telemedicine consultation with Dr. Speizer, home visit, sedation, euthanasia, and a Euthabag for burial. The client will be responsible for the aftercare / cremation of their pet’s body. The included Euthabag is a dignified method for home burial. The family may personalize their pet’s bag using permanent markers or paint as a soothing ritual before saying their final goodbye. For children, it can facilitate acceptance of the animal’s departure and initiate the mourning process. They can also write a letter to their pet and put it in the bag or place their pet’s favorite toy to accompany them across the rainbow bridge. Permanent markers & paint work wonderfully on the fabric.
Home burial guide.

Cat$105* + $335 = $440(+HST)
Dog (1 – 50 lbs) (0.5 – 22.5 kg)$105* + $375 = $480(+HST)
Dog (51 lbs and above) (Over 22.5 kg)$105* + $410 = $515(+HST)

*Telemedicine Consultation Fee (Mandatory)

Additional fees starting at $75 – $150 may apply for extended travel time (In the Blue zone of the map), or for evening, weekend or short notice appointments.

Home Burial Guidelines in New Brunswick

If you are planning to bury your pet:

Proper home burial of your deceased pet should follow the regulations of your municipality on this matter. If none are available, the following guidelines are provided by the New Brunswick Veterinary Medical Association:

  • The remains should be buried outside of flood zones, 75 metres from a watercourse or water body. It should also be at least 150 metres from any drinking water intake, surface or ground. The term ‘watercourse or water body’ includes ponds, marshes, and swamps but excludes any intermittent stream.
  • The remains should be buried deep enough that other animals cannot easily dig them up.
  • It is recommended that a record be kept of the quantities of remains buried and their location.

B. In – Home Euthanasia with Individual (Private) Cremation (ashes returned to you)

Includes initial telemedicine consultation with Dr. Speizer, home visit, sedation, euthanasia, transport and cremation with return of ashes (cremains) to your home or your regular veterinarian’s office usually within 10-18 days.

Cat$105* + $550 = $655(+HST)
Dog (1 – 50 lbs) (0.5 – 22.5 kg)**$105* + $635 = $740(+HST)
Dog (51 – 100 lbs) (23 – 45.5 kg)**$105* + $730 = $835(+HST)
Dog (101 lbs and above) (Over 45.5kg)**$105* + $850 = $955(+HST)

*Telemedicine Consultation Fee (Mandatory)

** If your pet weighs more than 30 lbs (13 kg) please ensure there are two people in your home that can carry your pet to Dr. Speizer’s vehicle for transport for cremation.

Ashes (cremains) will be returned in a box prepared by Cherished Pets, unless an urn is ordered. Please review the Cherished Pets catalogue for available urns. Your choice of urn, pendant and/or keepsake may be added during the ordering process.

Additional fees starting at $75 – $150 may apply for extended travel time (In the Blue zone of the map), or for evening, weekend or short notice appointments.


C. In – Home Euthanasia with Communal (Group) Cremation (ashes not returned)

Includes initial telemedicine consultation with Dr. Speizer, home visit, sedation, euthanasia, transport and cremation. There is NO RETURN of the ashes (cremains). Your pet’s ashes are combined with other pets and are buried on the Cherished Pets cremation site.

Cat$105* + $390 = $495(+HST)
Dog (1 – 50 lbs) (0.5 – 22.5 kg)**$105* + $475 = $580(+HST)
Dog (51 – 100 lbs) (23 – 45.5 kg)**$105* + $580 = $685(+HST)
Dog (101 lbs and above) (Over 45.5kg)**$105* + $690 = $795(+HST)

*Telemedicine Consultation Fee (Mandatory)

** If your pet weighs more than 30 lbs (13 kg) please ensure there are two people in your home that can carry your pet to Dr. Speizer’s vehicle for transport for cremation.

Additional fees starting at $75 – $150 may apply for extended travel time (In the Blue zone of the map), evening, weekend, or short notice appointments.


Photo Case Paw Print

You may choose to have Cherished Pets prepare an impression of your pet’s paw as a keepsake of your pet. These are available for a fee of $59. Please select this option during the ordering process.

Urns, pendants: If you opt to have your pet cremated privately by Cherished Pets, the ashes will be returned to you. A variety of urns, pendants, and keepsakes are available from Cherished Pets. Images and prices are found here.

Payment Policy:

We accept Interac E-Transfer (Debit) and Credit cards (VISA and MasterCard) as payment ahead of the Telemedicine Consultation and the In-Home visit. An invoice will be sent with a link to a payment screen.

Cancellation Policy:

We understand that cancellations are sometimes unavoidable. Short-notice cancellations limit our availability to other families who may need our help during that scheduled time. Please let us know of any changes with more than 24-hours notice.

If cancellation is requested less than two (2) hours before the scheduled appointment time and the doctor has not departed for your home yet, we reserve the right to charge a $200 cancellation fee. If the doctor has started driving or has already arrived there will be a $300 call fee.

If the cancellation occurs due to the natural death of your pet, and the doctor has not yet left the office, there will be no cancellation fee applied. If the natural death of your pet occurs, and the doctor has started driving or has already arrived, there will be a $300 call fee plus any additional fees for Aftercare that may apply should the owner elect to have KindHearted Pet Euthanasia handle the cremation services.

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