We all understand how heartbreaking the loss of your faithful companion can be, as many of us have felt the pain you are now experiencing. We at Bostic Veterinary Hospital would like to help make your pets passing as peaceful and pain free as possible. Euthanasia services are performed with compassion and respect, with staff paying close attention that your needs and wishes are met because we love your pet too.
Communal or Group Cremation—In this less costly option, several animals are placed in the cremation chamber together.
Private or Individual Cremation—In this option, only your pet is placed in the cremation chamber, the ashes are gathered and returned to you with a complete memorial package.
We can make all of the arrangements for you whatever decision you make, we know how difficult these calls can be.
Pet Loss Support Groups
We offer a variety of resources to assist you during this painful time, online, telephone, and support groups.
- ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline; (877)GRIEF-10: For support dealing with the loss of a pet, including information on meeting the emotional needs of children at the time of a pet's death.
- Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB): Our services are free and available to anyone grieving for a beloved pet.
- Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice: We have formed the first pet loss support group for those in Hampton Roads who have suffered the loss of a pet. The schedule will be posted on our website and support group's Facebook each month.
- Pet Loss Support Hotline: (540)231-8038 The hotline is usually staffed by trained volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9pm. You may leave messages outside of these hours and a call will be returned when a volunteer is available.