FAQ Crossroads Veterinary Hospice
There is no question too big or too small for our veterinary team. Below are some answers to our most common questions.
We proudly serve the pets in Southeastern Michigan and beyond.
What is animal hospice?
What happens during a hospice appointment?
What happens after the hospice house call?
What is palliative care?
What happens during a euthanasia house call?
What are my options for aftercare?
Communal Cremation: Your pet will be transported by Crossroads or Faithful Companion, for cremation services and will be respectfully interned at Whispering Pines Pet Cemetery in Ypsilanti, MI.
Private Cremation: Your pet will be transported by Crossroads or Faithful Companion, to their facility for cremation services. Your pet’s ashes will be hand delivered to you by Faithful Companion within 2-3 business days after the home visit.
You are welcome to make aftercare arrangements on your own or have a home burial. We highly recommend that you inquire with the municipality you intend to bury your pet in. There are various and extensive regulations/recommendations that can differ from city to city.
How will you transport my pet out of my home?
What payment options do you offer?
My pet needs x-rays and bloodwork. What other services do you offer?
What happens when scheduling an appointment?
Once you have scheduled with our phone team you will immediately receive a confirmation email for the appointment. On the day of the appointment, you will receive three additional emails from our team: a reminder for the appointment, an email with a link to our Euthanasia Consent Form, and lastly an email with a payment link.
Can we take care of paperwork and consent before the appointment?
It is helpful to have the consent form and payment taken care of ahead of time so that our doctor can focus on your pet’s care as soon as they arrive. A member of our team will call or text you about an hour before the appointment to inform you of the doctor’s arrival time, to confirm that your consent and payment were received, and allow you to ask any questions you may have. If you do not have email and/or wish to pay with cash/check –the doctor will have you sign a paper consent form and accept payment upon their arrival.