Dr. Holly Pietschmann, Dr. Megan Carolan, Dr. Vanessa Yeager, & Dr. Aaron Vigil2-hour radius of Chicago
Dr. Holly Pietschmann
We know this is a very difficult time during your pet’s end-of-life because of illness or old age. Signs of suffering, quality of life, and many more topics are questions that our veterinarians have answers for so you can prepare. Please let us help. We are here for you with kind compassion.
Euthanasia only: Home Burial or Pet Cemetery
- $300 – $350 includes mobile vet drive time, house call time, sedation, home euthanasia. (This option would be for home burial or a pet cemetery.)
Communal or Group Cremation with no ashes returned
- $400-$500 includes mobile vet drive time, house call time, sedation, home euthanasia, pet body transport, group cremation, nothing saved, nothing returned (You may prefer to have the mobile vet take your pet’s body and save precious photos instead of ashes.)
Private or Individual Cremation with ashes returned
- $600-$700 includes mobile vet drive time, house call time, sedation, home euthanasia, pet body transport, private cremation, ashes saved, ashes returned via personal delivery for certain locations (You may prefer to have the mobile vet take your pet’s body and save/return the ashes.).
Additional services by a trained Veterinarian
- Scheduled appointments are BEST to ensure availability but we can handle emergency mobile vet care as well at times.
- Private Home Euthanasia with Relaxing Sedation
- Help with the Euthanasia Decision
- Quality of Life Discussions
- Signs of Suffering Information
- Clay Paw Print Impressions
- Cremation Transport
- Grief Support Resources
- Emergency Mobile Veterinary Care, at times
Pet Loss Support
Pet-loss.net is a Directory of Professionals able to assist.
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APLB.org is the Association of Pet Loss and Bereavement
We are all professionally trained volunteers in pet bereavement counseling, and are here for you. Our beloved animal friends have brought us together, and in honor of them we are here to provide our assistance to anyone who requests it.
We just met Dr. Sarah Hadzic and she was incredible with our dog Bear. Bear was a rescue dog that we adopted in 2005 and has been an important part of our family ever since. EVERYONE LOVED Bear even other pets! We were heartbroken when we found out he had a malignant mass in his sinus. We just received the results and began treatment on Thursday. Saturday early morning he took a quick but drastic turn for the worse. We knew he wasn’t feeling well and were going to the vet on Monday. Sunday morning we saw him decline rapidly and that is when we contacted Dr. Hadzic. She got here very quickly and was able to end Bear’s suffering. We really do appreciate your service.
I wanted to thank you for providing your wonderfully humane Pet Euthansia at home service. My dear cat who gave us nothing but joy for over 15 years was struggling with congestive heart failure for the last four months. We knew his time was near but it was a Sunday and we did not want to take him to an emergency veterinary hospital where he would spend his last moments on a stainless steel table. We heard about Pet Loss at Home and called them and they agreed to come out right away. Dr. Sarah Hadzic was wonderful when she came to our home and treated us with great kindness and compassion. Our cat passed away very peacefully in his favorite chair in my husband’s arms. I am so happy we were able to provide him with that relief in his final moments in such a comforting manner. Thank you so much for providing this very important service for us at this very sad time.
Waylon, our Australian Shepherd, had been given another year to live through treatments for cancer found July 2013. He made great strides in living a healthy life, but the first week of September his health took a turn for the worse. We contacted Dr. Monique Lewison, and her comforting words were helpful as she discussed the decisions we faced. Waylon passed away Friday September 5th at the moment a rain shower blew through the Wheaton area and before Dr. Lewison came. We were grateful for our conversations with Dr. Lewison on that day. We love you “Buddy”! Joan and Jeff
I am so thankful I stumbled across Pet Loss At Home in my “what do I do now?” searches. My cat Furball has been the one constant over the last 17 years, keeping me amused and grounded as I’ve lived in countless places and cities. I was dreading her last experience with me being a visit to sterile office surrounded with strange smells and noisy animals (worse yet, in a cat carrier she’s always despised). When I finally had the courage to reach out, Dr. Monique Lewison responded to my message right away and was flexible to accommodate my schedule and brave the Chicago construction and traffic to come to us. She was wonderful with Furball, very empathetic and didn’t rush us through any part of the process. I couldn’t have imagined a better result for a decision I’ve been avoiding for many weeks and am enormously grateful to Dr. Monique for making my last memories of Furball as nice as they could be. Thank you- H.W.
On June 21, 2018 we had our beloved Lily B put to sleep, in the same house she had lived for nearly 16 years. Lily B was a lab/pit rescue – loud, bossy, smart and loved every human she encountered. The mere thought of not having that vivid presence in our lives was crushing. I will be forever grateful for Pet Loss at Home and Dr. Holly Pietschmann. Dr. Holly was remarkably professional. Our phone call to set up the visit allowed me to ask questions. In person her demeanor was knowledgable and compassionate. My husband, a surgeon, could not bear to be present, but my two dog loving best friends were with me. Dr. Holly didn’t hurry the process and let us give Lily B lots of hugs and kisses. She gently asked me if I was ready and then administered a sedative first, so Lily B was sleepy and calm. I laid on the couch next to her and cuddled like we always did. Her death was very peaceful, and again Dr. Holly did not hurry our goodbyes. My friends helped put her nearly fifty pound body on the stretcher and with the blanket tucked up under her chin, Lily B looked like she was simply dreaming. When my husband came home to the empty house I could tell him that it was ok, and that I will always look back on that day as happy/sad and filled with love. Dr. Holly sent me a lovely note afterwards, which I saved, along with all the cards from Lily B’s fans and friends. The mere fact that I am writing this testimonial seven months after her death is affirmation of how poignant the memory is, and how supported I felt.