Pet Euthanasia and End of Life Care

Your pet is a precious member of your family, and they deserve a long and happy life with you. Yet when their health starts failing, their quality of life can suffer. When this happens, it could be time to consider pet euthanasia. The team at Creekside Animal Clinic is here to walk with you on this difficult journey.

Old dog: Pet Euthanasia in Norton

We offer humane and compassionate euthanasia at our animal clinic and have a designated room for the procedure where you and your family can be comfortable. Our room has a side door that you can access without having to go through the lobby. You and your family can be comfortable on our couch and take as much time as you need to say your final goodbyes.

First, we will make sure your pet is comfortable and may sedate them so they are calm and don’t feel any discomfort. When you are ready, we’ll administer the euthanasia medication. The medicine will work very quickly, and your pet will pass on in seconds. Please keep in mind that once your pet has gone, their body may involuntarily twitch. This is not a sign of pain or discomfort; it is simply the muscles fully relaxing. Urination and the release of the bowels are possible too—it is all part of the natural process.

It’s best to make plans for your pet’s after-care before the procedure so that we can quickly prepare the body for whatever is needed. We work with Hummel Pet Services who provides burial ceremonies and cremations. You can also make private arrangements on your own if you prefer.

Should you have any questions or concerns about pet euthanasia, or simply need guidance on whether it is the right time to say goodbye, call us today at (330) 825-9556. We’re here to help.


“I can’t give Dr. Messner, and the employees who work here, enough praise! Having had a terrible experience with a different vet clinic, my faith in veterinarians had diminished. That was until I came upon Creekside and its wonderful staff. My faith has been restored, and I know my fur babies are receiving the absolute best care when we visit Dr. Messner. She is the best veterinarian, and Creekside is hands-down the best animal clinic around!”

- Kelly Y.

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- Sue S.

“I always feel like my Mastiffs and French Bulldogs are in the best hands when Dr. Messner and her crew take care of them!”

- Tina C.

“All our foster dogs have gone to Creekside. The entire staff is friendly and answer all my questions. I would highly recommend Creekside to anyone looking for a place to take their pets.”

- Julie S.

“I can not thank you all enough (especially Carol) for the kindness while having to put down my cat Walter. It wasn't easy for me but your kindness and true compassion made it easier. What a blessing you are to the animal world.”

- Heidi P.

“Very pleased with everyone here, we are newer clients and our dog had what we thought was an injured shoulder on a Saturday, they quickly got us an appointment and were very understanding when she turned out to be fine, just a drama queen. Sorry she's a big faker but I appreciated having my mind eased after numerous cries from her that morning.”

- Jill R.

“The staff and doctor treat you like family. They always take the time to listen to your concerns. They are very caring and know you and your pet by name.”

- Jennifer G.

“This wonderful vet took my baby in right away when his foot was gushing blood and i was a mess! They fixed him up with a smile. This will be our permanent vet from now on. They are very calm and very sweet here! So impressed with Creekside! Not too mention the staff are very nice and the building is very clean! So impressed with everything here!”

- Lizzie H.


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