Nic Macdonald BVMS
I am very passionate about helping people get through the tough times that euthanasia brings, without judgement. There is one thing that is guaranteed in life and that is death. However, often as a society we don’t really want to acknowledge this, making end of life decisions all the more difficult.
My father is a vet and I grew up on a small farm. I have been involved in situations involving end of life choices for our pets throughout my life. We were lucky to be able to euthanase our animals at home and a caring home euthanasia service is something I think should be available to everyone, if they choose.
To end suffering and pain for our pets and not to leave them to continue a life when there is no longer any quality, is a privilege that we have in veterinary medicine.
I have worked in emergency medicine for a large amount of my time as a vet, since graduating in 2002 from Glasgow University. Helping people through these tough times has always been a big part of my job and this is the reason that Our Pet’s Goodbye was started.
Caroline Whitty BVSc
When I was a child my father was a vet and I grew up knowing that the ownership of pets is both a privilege and a responsibility. I learnt from an early age that euthanasia for our pets was something that we did out of love when unmanageable pain or illness meant they could no longer sustain quality of life.
In more than a decade as a companion animal veterinarian I have experienced many end of life situations and making these times as peaceful and supportive for both pets and their loved ones is a priority for me. Having a peaceful euthanasia performed at home with care and compassion can help achieve this.
Our Pet's Goodbye gives us the opportunity to help pets and those that love them through these difficult times.