Home Euthanasia Service

Due to social distancing, home euthanasia services will be halted until the Covid19 Pandemic is sorted.   Know that as soon as our staff has a Covid19 vaccine in us (so that we don't endanger staff or other beloved clients), Dr Joi will be offering home euthanasias again.  In the meantime, Lap of Love does a wonderful job.  They can be reached at:   (561) 800-0192 or  SoFlo@LapofLove.com

Dr Sutton has owned 2 house call practices over her career.  And though it is difficult and heartbreaking to say goodbye to our beloved pets, it is much nicer for the pet when this happens in the pet's home environment.  

Now that we have several veterinarians at Tequesta Vet Clinic, Dr Sutton is willing to do "home euthanasia" for our current clients when the schedule allows.  This is for our current clients who live within a perimeter of the clinic.  There is an additional $100 fee for current clients who live within 5 miles of the clinic.  There is an additional $150 for clients who live within 10 miles of the clinic.  

For new clients we do ask that they come to the clinic for a consultation and evaluation of the pet's illness.  At the clinic we have diagnostic equipment to better evaluate the health of the pet to help families determine if it is time to say goodbye.  If a pet has a clear cut diagnosis such as cancer or organ failure and has been receiving current medical care at another clinic, we will consider a home euthanasia without a prior consult at our clinic.  If a pet simply seems to be "slowing down", we want the pet to come to the clinic for a medical work up----We want to give the pet every chance to have improved quality of life before making such a grave choice as euthanasia.

Euthanasia includes a sedative given under the skin prior to euthanasia.  By taking our time and spreading out the injections (usually 5 to 10 minutes for the sedative to take effect), euthanasia is much less stressful for clients and pets.  We give a small volume injection of the sedative through a tiny little needle then let the pet relax.  The pet is quite groggy for the second injection which goes IV.  

We provide one courtesy clay pawprint for pets whom we organize cremation. (If a family wants a 2nd pawprint when we organize cremation it is an additional $30.)  We also provide unlimited courtesy locks of fur in pretty little drawstring jewelry bags.  If the family wishes to get the ashes returned, they come in a wooden box with the pet's own pawprint and name inscribed on the box.


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    Dr. Joi Sutton is an incredible vet! She was willing to change her weekend around and help me and my 20 year old cat. I highly recommend meeting her in person. She is smart and caring!

    Michelle C​​

    Dr. Joi is fantastic we have been with her for about six years now and she's the best vet I have ever had, I've had dogs all my life and so I've seen my share of vets and she's the tops, She even made a house call in an emergency and nobody does that anymore, I would highly recommend her to anybody that has a cat or a dog or any other small animal that she might take care of.

    Larry L​​

    I love Tequesta Veterinary Clinic! Joi and the entire staff are so friendly and helpful. I'm forever grateful that I found them as a second opinion several years ago when another vet was ready to give up and put my dog to sleep at only 2 years old! Joi took the common sense approach, started from the beginning, and went over the basics that the other vet missed. She literally saved our dog's life and saved us thousands of dollars in unnecessary testing too. It's hard to find a good vet, and I recommend Tequesta Veterinary Clinic to everyone who asks!

    Michelle B​​

    Our cat became ill and we were in a panic about what was happening. The staff at Tequesta Veterinary Clinic was extremely helpful, kind, gentle, and knowledgeable. Dr. Joi is professional, a nonalarmist, and very experienced. Both our cat and our family were well respected and tended to, which isn’t an easy task. We’ve known this clinic for years and years as Dr. Joi also helped my parents and their dog over the years. I highly recommended her and her work.

    Lani S​​

    My old man, a 12-year-old beagle named "Juice", was treated like a king at this vet. I just moved from Pittsburgh and Juice really needed some dental work. I was putting it off until June when I returned to Pittsburgh but then I found this vet a half-mile down the road. Dr. Joi and her whole staff are amazing. They made me feel very comfortable taking my dog here for procedures and routine check-ups. After Juice's procedure, Dr. Joi gave me her personal number and called me to check on him. She goes the extra mile for her patients.

    Jonathan C