It’s never easy to say goodbye to a beloved pet.

Sometimes we need to make the choice to help our pets pass peacefully. At VUCC, our compassionate veterinarians and staff are here to help you through this difficult time.

We partner with Final Gift. Choosing final arrangements can be overwhelming. We have photos of a selection of 10 very nice options to have your pets ashes returned to you – all you have to do is point to the one you like the best. Some come with photo frames, others don’t. For any oak or cherry options you can choose to have a gold plate with a saying, your pets name, and/or date if you wish. There are no price differences for any of the standard selections and all are very nice. We try to make this as easy as possible for you. If you would like other options or would like additional information, please visit their website at:

http://www.finalgift.com

You can choose to witness or not. Losing a beloved pet is a difficult decision that everyone faces in a different way. No matter how you choose to help your pet cross the rainbow bridge, our caring team is here to help you every step of the way.

Just this side of heaven is a place called Rainbow Bridge.

When an animal dies that has been especially close to someone here, that pet goes to Rainbow Bridge. There are meadows and hills for all of our special friends so they can run and play together. There is plenty of food, water and sunshine, and our friends are warm and comfortable.

All the animals who had been ill and old are restored to health and vigor. Those who were hurt or maimed are made whole and strong again, just as we remember them in our dreams of days and times gone by. The animals are happy and content, except for one small thing; they each miss someone very special to them, who had to be left behind.

They all run and play together, but the day comes when one suddenly stops and looks into the distance. His bright eyes are intent. His eager body quivers. Suddenly he begins to run from the group, flying over the green grass, his legs carrying him faster and faster.

You have been spotted, and when you and your special friend finally meet, you cling together in joyous reunion, never to be parted again. The happy kisses rain upon your face; your hands again caress the beloved head, and you look once more into the trusting eyes of your pet, so long gone from your life but never absent from your heart.

Then you cross Rainbow Bridge together….

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