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Euthanasia and Cremation

We can offer you a range of support during your time of need 


At Newnham Court Vets we appreciate that pets can become part of the family. We all have our own and could not bear the thought of losing them. However, in some cases, euthanasia is the most selfless decision to prevent an animal from suffering. 

We will never put down a healthy animal at our practice, and we will also always consider a pet’s quality of life before making a final decision about ending it. Euthanasia is never a choice our veterinary surgeons make lightly. 

Euthanasia consists of one injection. It causes almost immediate unconsciousness before stopping the heart moments later. The process is quick and painless, and animals are completely unaware of what is happening. 

We appreciate that the death of a pet is a distressing time and you may require support during your bereavement. We are always happy to lend a shoulder should you wish to speak to a member of our team. We also have a number of helplines and websites we can offer to help ease your grief. 


Losing a pet is a traumatic event; in certain cases you may have time to prepare for the death of your animal. On other occasions however, it can be sprung upon you.

When it comes to deciding what to do with your pet once they have died, you may wish to take them home and bury them somewhere special. Maybe you would prefer for them to be cremated? 

At Newnham Court Vets, cremations are undertaken on our behalf by Silvermere Haven, Pet Cemetary and Crematorium, a reputable company that has been established for over 45 years

Silvermere Haven share our commitment to caring for your pet both in this life and the next. They will ensure that your pet is treated with the dignity they deserve, and can offer additional support during your time of need. 

If you wish to have your pet cremated you can choose whether to have the ashes returned to you in a scattering box or in a casket. Alternatively, cremation can be arranged whereby no ashes are returned.  To find out more information, please click the following link: Silvermere Haven Pet Cemetery and Crematorium

If you would like to speak to someone about euthanasia or cremation, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. Our compassionate and understanding staff are always available to answer any questions you have during this difficult time.

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