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Portsmouth Animal Hospital

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2607 Airline Blvd.
Portsmouth, VA 23701
Phone: 757-465-5332
Fax: 757-465-7948

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DayOpenClosed
Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am7pm
Wednesday8am1pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
Saturday8am1pm
SundayClosedClosed
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This is one of the most painful decisions any pet owner will ever have to make.  We know this because we are pet owners too.

This decision may have been a long time coming or it may have come upon you in an instant.  It may be an accident or a just detected terminal illness or maybe its just time to peacefully end the suffering of a long loved friend. 

Our team at Portsmouth Hospital understand the difficult decision you must make and we will be beside you to help you through it. This is a very difficult and personal decision that you must make after weighing all the information you have been given and the circumstances of your family life.  No one should make this decision for you.

You can choose to bring your pet to our hospital where you can than decide if you wish to be with your pet to comfort him or her until the end. If this is your decision, we will quietly and with great respect, take your pet to the treatment room to place a catheter in a vein in his or her leg.

We will then bring your pet back to the exam room where you are waiting and place him or her in your arms or on the table with a soft blanket for comfort and your last goodbyes.  When you are ready, a painless injection will peacefully end his or her life on Earth.  We will leave you alone for final moments together.  If there are other clients and patients in the lobby, if you desire, we will offer to escort you through an alternative exit for complete privacy.

You can also decide that your reaction and grief may cause undo stress to either your pet or you and you may prefer to stay away.  You can be assured that your pet will be handled in a gentle, respectful manner according to your wishes.

 We can help with the arrangements of a private cremation of your pet's with ashes returned to you or a communal cremation where your pet will be cremated with other pets.

We have had to make these tough decisions many times and still we adopt another pet because we know the many years of joy our pets bring us far outweigh the days of extreme sadness.

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Make An Appointment We will do our best to accommodate your busy schedule. Schedule an appointment today! Online Forms Our patient forms are available online so they can be completed in the convenience of your own home or office. Pet Portal and App Our paperless clinic allows you to make appointments and keep better track of your pet's individual needs.

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Excellent establishment! Not only are the receptionists all so friendly and accommodating, but they got my poor old boy in almost immediately because he was in pain. Also, Dr. Smith and Leah were absolutely amazing! They are friendly and compassionate and obviously love and are blessed at what they do...thank you all so much!

Erica M.
Portsmouth, VA

Office Hours

DayOpenClosed
Monday8am5pm
Tuesday8am7pm
Wednesday8am1pm
Thursday8am5pm
Friday8am5pm
Saturday8am1pm
SundayClosedClosed
Day Open Closed
Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Sunday
8am 8am 8am 8am 8am 8am Closed
5pm 7pm 1pm 5pm 5pm 1pm Closed

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