Oak Lawn At Home Pet Euthanasia

Oak Lawn 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 Lawn.

  • 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 Lawn Pet Euthanasia At Home

Oak Lawn 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 Lawn (serving zip codes: 60453 & 60456). 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 Lawn

Pet Loss Resources in Oak Lawn

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Center For Psychological Services – (708-424-0001) – 10735 S Cicero Ave # 208, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

The Center for Psychological Services is a multi-specialty practice of licensed psychologists, counselors, and wellness professionals. They are dedicated to providing state-of -the-art behavior health services for children, adolescents, adults and couples.

Their team is grounded in the science of human development, knowledgeable about the power of the mind-body connection, and invested in cultivating wellness and resiliency for their clients. They value being part of your healthcare and life’s journey and strive to provide a welcoming and collaborative environment.

Grief Therapists in Oak Lawn – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Psychiatrists in Oak Lawn – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory

St. Paul Lutheran Church – (708-423-0471) – 4460 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Sharing The Journey/Walking Through Grief
Third Monday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact: Martha Tressle

There are no shelters or animal rescue groups for volunteer opportunities in Oak Lawn.

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

Adoptable Dogs Near Oak Lawn – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Lawn

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 Lawn – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Lawn

Center For Psychological Services – (708-424-0001) – 10735 S Cicero Ave # 208, Oak Lawn, IL 60453

The Center for Psychological Services is a multi-specialty practice of licensed psychologists, counselors, and wellness professionals. They are dedicated to providing state-of -the-art behavior health services for children, adolescents, adults and couples.

Their team is grounded in the science of human development, knowledgeable about the power of the mind-body connection, and invested in cultivating wellness and resiliency for their clients. They value being part of your healthcare and life’s journey and strive to provide a welcoming and collaborative environment.

Grief Therapists in Oak Lawn – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory 

Grief Psychiatrists in Oak Lawn – Psychologytoday.com Online Directory

St. Paul Lutheran Church – (708-423-0471) – 4460 W. 94th St., Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Sharing The Journey/Walking Through Grief
Third Monday, 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Contact: Martha Tressle

There are no shelters or animal rescue groups for volunteer opportunities in Oak Lawn.

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

Adoptable Dogs Near Oak Lawn – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Lawn

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 Lawn – or – Adoptable Cats Near Oak Lawn

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Euthanasia Appointment Overview

Dr. Karie, along with an assistant, will travel to your home (serving Oak Lawn 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 Lawn Vet

Meet Your Oak Lawn 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 Lawn 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 Lawn IL

Proud To Serve Oak Lawn IL

Oak Lawn Illinois was incorporated in 1909. It encompasses a total area of 8.59 square miles. They are a southwest suburb of Chicago and a village in Cook County. The population as of 2010 was 55,245. There are approximately 22,220 households with a population density of 6,427.3 people per square mile. The racial makeup is 85.2% White, 5.2% African American, 2.2% Asian, 0.2% Native American, and 5.3% other races. Their top five ancestries are Irish (30.4%), German (19.5%), Polish (19.3%), Italian (9.7%), and English (4.4%).

The median household income is roughly $56,185 and the median age is 42 years old. In 1967, there was a notable F4 tornado that damaged about 900 buildings and killed over 30 people.

Oak lawn has 22 parks totaling over 300 acres including the 38-acre Centennial Park. In 1982, the Stony Creek Golf Course was opened. It was designed by Carl Getz and has 18-holes over 5.004 yards. There are also 44 driving range lanes, a miniature-golf course and other features in their facility including a pro shop, bocce courts, horseshoe pits and a banquet hall.

There are two public high schools: Oak Lawn Community High School and Harold L. Richards High School. There are also numerous Catholic grammar schools including St. Germaine, St. Catherine, St. Linus, and St. Gerald.