Oak Forest At Home Pet Euthanasia

Oak Forest At Home Pet Euthanasia

Young girl hugging dog on the ground during in home pet euthanasia

House Call Vet Services

For dogs and cats in Oak Forest.

  • Hospice Care

  • Quality of Life Consultations

  • Euthanasia

  • Cremation

Peaceful • Comfortable • Private

After your pet has passed, we wrap them in an angel wing blanket and transport them in a custom basket or stretcher decorated with flowers, along with a white silk bed inside.

Oak Forest Pet Euthanasia At Home

Oak Forest Pet Euthanasia At Home

(Extended travel is available by request: 708-315-7972)

End of Life Pet Care

VIP Vet Visit is a mobile vet practice in Oak Forest (serving zip code: 60452). We also travel to other local cities in the southwest Chicago suburbs. Our house call veterinarians provide end of life services for dogs and cats, including hospice care, euthanasia and cremation, in the comfort of your home.

Additional Questions?

Additional Questions?

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Special Services – 100% Free

*Your appointment includes numerous beautiful offerings – all free of charge.

Special Services – 100% Free

*Your appointment includes numerous beautiful offerings – all free of charge.

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Pet Loss Resources in Oak Forest

Pet Loss Resources in Oak Forest

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Genesis Therapy Center – (708-535-7320) – 6006 W. 159th St, Bldg. C, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Grief Therapists in Oak Forest – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Support Groups in Oak Forest – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Friends of Oak Forest Animal Control – (708-903-1845) – [email protected]

Friends of Oak Forest Animal Control is a group working to save the lives of local animals that find their way into the shelter system. The group was set up to educate residents and pet owners on how to prevent a lost pet and how to find a pet that goes missing. For strays that go unclaimed, they network to find foster placement or a qualified animal rescue organization. 

This is not a city sponsored group – this is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to saving lives – one at a time. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact their team by phone or email. 

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Oak Forest through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Oak Forest – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Forest

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Oak Forest – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Forest

Genesis Therapy Center – (708-535-7320) – 6006 W. 159th St, Bldg. C, Oak Forest, IL 60452

Grief Therapists in Oak Forest – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Support Groups in Oak Forest – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Friends of Oak Forest Animal Control – (708-903-1845) – [email protected]

Friends of Oak Forest Animal Control is a group working to save the lives of local animals that find their way into the shelter system. The group was set up to educate residents and pet owners on how to prevent a lost pet and how to find a pet that goes missing. For strays that go unclaimed, they network to find foster placement or a qualified animal rescue organization. 

This is not a city sponsored group – this is a group of volunteers who are dedicated to saving lives – one at a time. If you are interested in volunteering, you can contact their team by phone or email. 

PetSmart – Adopt a local dog or cat near Oak Forest through Petsmart Charities. Conduct an online search:

Adoptable Dogs Near Oak Forest – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Forest

Adopt-a-Pet.com – A non-profit, tax-deductible 501(c)(3) adoption advertising charity and North America’s Largest Non-Profit Pet Adoption Website:

Adoptable Dogs Near Oak Forest – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Forest

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Dr. Karie, along with an assistant, will travel to your home (serving Oak Forest and other neighboring southwest Chicago suburbs), so you and your pet can remain in a peaceful, comfortable and private environment. All of your love and focus can be directed towards your furry family member during this emotional time. The entire appointment is typically 1 hour long, which gives her the opportunity to work at a relaxed pace without rushing through any part of the process. 

Dr. Karie will begin the appointment by providing an overview of the euthanasia procedure. She takes as much time as you want to discuss any of your questions or concerns. The entire process is individually tailored towards your preferences, interest level and comfort.

small white dog laying on couch with pet parent before in home euthanasia

Once you are ready for the procedure to begin, your pet will receive a sedative under the skin that consists of a pain-reliever mixed with a heavy sedative to help them feel calm and comfortable. As the sedative takes effect, usually within a few minutes, you can typically notice your pet’s pain slip away as they continue to relax.

Once you and your pet are relaxed and at peace, you’ll have as much time as desired to share one last memory together. After receiving your permission to proceed, Dr. Karie then administers a second injection with an overdose of anesthesia that will typically make your pet go to sleep within 60 seconds.

Lastly, a third injection of angel juice is administered that first effects their brain and respiratory center. This rapidly stops their breathing before stopping their heart and giving them their angel wings.

The entire process is very peaceful for your beloved family member. After your pet has passed, you can continue to spend as much time with them as needed. As a memorial keepsake, we offer a clay paw print for you to keep after your final goodbye, along with a personalized glass jar containing a lock of your pet’s hair – free of charge. If cremation is elected, we transport your pet out of the home in a custom carrier lined with fresh rose petals and can include their favorite toy or blanket.

 

Meet Your Oak Forest Vet

Meet Your Oak Forest Vet

Dr. Karie Anne Johnson Mobile Vet for VIP Vet Visit

Dr. Karie Johnson

Dr. Karie Johnson

  • Co-founder of VIP Vet Visit and your Oak Forest traveling veterinarian – serving the southwest Chicago suburbs 7 days/week.
  • Certified in advanced euthanasia techniques by the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy.
  • Same day or next day appointment availability (from 8am-8pm daily) for at home euthanasia, hospice care or quality of life consultations.

Additional Certifications

Additional Certifications

Proud To Serve Oak Forest IL

Proud To Serve Oak Forest IL

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