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With the Kind Assistance of Dr. Pippa Swan


Pippa has been a vet for 25 years. She is a small animal vet who works in Northern Ireland with a particular interest in welfare and ethics. She sees her job as not just diagnosing and treating illness but appreciating the relationships we have with our pets as a whole and making the best decisions we can on their behalf. She is also a mum, a wife, a dog and cat owner, a runner and a Humanist Pastoral Support Volunteer.


We are open for home Euthanasia

In order to safeguard you and our vets and to comply with Government regulations there will be a series of requirements you must agree to before we can confirm a home visit:

1. Only one and the same family representative can be present during the vet’s visit, other family or friends must say their goodbyes before the vet arrives at your home

2. There must at all times be a two meter distance between the family member and the vet.

3. We are aware that this may be distressing but due to the current Government restrictions we will not be able to arrange home visits without strict compliance to these requirements.

4. If, when the vet is in your home, you do not comply with these requirements the vet may end the home visit at any time to protect their own safety

5. Thank you for your understanding and consideration in these very difficult and dangerous times.