hospice (3)Dealing with the loss of a beloved pet is always an emotional time. The caring staff at Neffsville Veterinary Clinic understands this grief and will take the time to discuss your options, answer your questions and stand next to you every step of the way.

Cremation Services are provided by Pet Memorial Services, located in West Chester, PA. To ensure that each pet is accurately tracked while in their care, the entire cremation process is methodically documented by their Assurance ID System. Their Assurance ID System is their pledge to pet owners that the remains returned to them are absolutely and positively identifiable as their pet. Pet Memorial Services also offers a variety of other products such as Special Urns, Keepsake Jewelry, Photo-Etched Memorials in Black Granite, Clay Paw Prints, and Fur Clippings. Ask a Neffsville Veterinary Clinic staff member for more information about any of these products.

For more information about Pet Memorial, please visit their website at www.petmemorialservices.com

Cremation Options:

A Communal Cremation is when a group of pet are cremated together. In this case no remains will be returned to the pet owner. Communal Cremation remains are bured on a deed-restricted lot at a pet cemetery in Central Pennsylvania.

Private Cremation is when each pet is cremated individually. After the cremation, the remains are packaged in a velour pouch and placed in a hand-carved hardwood urn with a custom engraved brass name plate. Remains are returned to Neffsville Veterinary Clinic within 1-2 weeks. We will contact the pet owner when the remains are ready to be picked up.

Some pet owners choose to take their pet’s body home for an At-Home Burial. If you choose this option, a cardboard casket will be provided for your pet. We also encourage pet owners to check with their municipality before burial; sometimes this can conflict with certain ordinances.

Some pet owners choose burial in a Pet Cemetery. Pet cemeteries are becoming more common, especially in urban areas. Lancaster Pet Cemetery can be contacted at 291-1929 for more information on this option.