Please click here for information about COVID-19
How can Nirvana Vets help my practice?
We help practices so that you never have to say no to a request for a home visit euthanasia. We aid you in being able to offer the option of a home visit euthanasia to more clients.
Nirvana Vets was created by Sam Goldman MRCVS and Kate Bleasdale MRCVS, to help practices provide more owners with home visit euthanasias.
Having worked in first opinion practice for several years, we are all too familiar with how difficult it can sometimes be to provide home visit euthanasias for our clients. We have experienced first hand how time consuming they can be, the difficulties in sparing the staff from the practice and the strain it can place on the remaining staff within the practice.
However, we are also acutely aware of the overwhelming preference for home visit euthanasias, when clients are given the choice.
Several surveys have indicated that >95% of clients would favour a home visit euthanasia when given the choice.
Please note, at this moment in time we are only able to offer our services for dogs and cats.
"Ultimately, our core value is in delivering a service that we would want for our dearest poodle Carmen when the time comes."
Founder, Sam Goldman MRCVS created Nirvana Vets with his partner, Kate Bleasdale MRCVS, after several years working as a first opinion vet and after graduating from the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA)
Nirvana Vets has been created specifically for home visit euthanasias. As such, every single aspect of the company has been designed around the client and providing them with the gentlest goodbye possible. From the way in which we integrate into your practice, to the protocols that we use for sedation and euthanasia, every ounce of our focus is on the client’s experience.
We understand that it is a very important and sensitive moment in time for your clients. With our allocated 90 minutes for consultations and our advanced training in client communication and pre-euthanasia sedation protocols, we are well equipped to provide your clients with exceptional compassion and care.
We have completed the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy, and are members of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). This has facilitated us to pay very close attention to even the smallest details, from our art therapy kits for children, to our do not disturb signs placed on the owner's door. Absolutely everything has been thought of to help make the process as manageable and comforting as possible for the families we visit.
How it works
One of your clients sadly needs to have their pet put to sleep and prefers a home visit euthanasia.
If you would prefer for Nirvana Vets to do the home visit, then you can either refer the client to us to book with us directly, or you can use the online booking calendar to book a visit date and time for your client.
The pdf file contains a QR code for the booking calendar. Feel free to print it off if you would like fast access to our booking calendar.
We will speak to the owner on the telephone before the visit. During the call we will discuss any concerns, answer any questions and take deposit payment either over the phone or via a secure payment link if the owner prefers.
We will phone the owner when we are 30min away from their house. We will then arrive at the owners house in an private car with unbranded clothes. We will consult with the owner as necessary to ensure they are making an informed decision before carrying out the sedation and euthanasia.
We will then make arrangements for cremation as/if requested by the owner. Ashes are hand delivered back to owners with flowers and a card. For communal cremation and home burial, we send a card and a plant bulb.
We will then send you our records to confirm if the PTS was carried out or not.
We try to accommodate as many patients as possible so we may be able to consider locations outside of the coverage area shown below on a case by case basis. However, please call us first before booking online if your client does not live within the coverage area shown below.
Firstly, we are not providing home visits for routine health checks. We are only able to provide home visits currently for euthanasias or in cases where your pet may suffer if it is not seen soon and there is good reason for a home visit.
In addition to this, we are unable to visit your home if:
You have been in contact with someone with COVID-19 in the past 14 days or someone in the house has tested positive for COVID-19 in the past 14 days or is still symptomatic.
If you are quarantining due to travel.
Whilst we visit you at home, it is important that we adhere to the following guidelines to keep each other safe:
Face masks must be worn at all times when indoors.
Please at all times follow the vets instructions.
The policy will be subject to change as necessary and our vets will use their discretion at times.
Please let us know if anyone in the house is classed as clinically vulnerable.