End of life services

We are happy to be able to provide at home euthanasia. Many owners prefer this as it allows for the patient to remain in a comfortable, relaxed environment. At home euthanasia typically requires advanced notice to accommodate scheduling.

The Madison Animal Hospital provides cremation services in partnership with Veterinary Support Services (VSS). VSS is a Maine-based, family business that has been providing cremation services to veterinary hospitals in Maine and New Hampshire for more than 27 years. You can choose to have a communal cremation (no cremains returned) or a private cremation where each animal is individually cremated and cremains returned in a wooden or metal urn with a certificate of private cremation. With a private cremation, only your pet’s cremains are returned.

Our private cremations come with one of the pictured urns at no additional cost.

The Dark Wood Box Urn has a beautiful gloss finish.

Hand-carved rosewood urn box.

Classically designed with clean lines and speckled metal finish, this handcrafted urn is a charming item for your pet’s remains.

We also offer ClayPaws:

Clay Paw Print White Dog Decorated


Each ClayPaws® print captures the unique markings of a pet’s paw. A ClayPaws® print preserves the memories of special times shared with a pet.

We offer ClayPaws in two different colors; Original White and Terra Cotta.

Two sizes are available: Small (~4” diameter, generally recommended for pets less than 50 pounds) $25

Large (~6” diameter, generally recommended for pets greater than 50lbs) $35

TO SAVE TIME AND MAKE FOR A SMOOTH VISIT WE ENCOURAGE OWNERS TO CHOOSE WHICH URN THEY WOULD LIKE, AND IF THEY WOULD LIKE A CLAYPAWS, AND TO INFORM US PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT.
ALSO, FOR CONVENIENCE WE CAN ACCEPT PAYMENT PRIOR TO THE APPOINTMENT.