Heron's Crossing offers in-home euthanasia for pets and compassionate care for the family.
If you're wondering what to do, call us, or fill out the request form, to share information about your situation easily. We are happy to talk, before you decide.
QUALITY OF LIFE CONSULTATION
When you're not sure the time has come for euthanasia, a Heron's Crossing veterinarian will assess your pet and provide guidance.
If the time is right, our vet can proceed. If not, they will make a plan for comfort care.
Once you have decided it is time, a Heron's Crossing veterinarian will provide a peaceful passing for your pet in the comfort of your home.
Drive fee will be added if outside the Perimeter
Additional fees possible for aggressive pets or pets over 100 pounds
Additional fee for evening appointments
In partnership with Paws, Whiskers & Wags
Up to 50 pounds: $275
50 to 99 pounds: $300
Over 100 pounds: $350
Up to 50 pounds: $125
50 to 99 pounds: $150
Over 100 pounds: $175
"I grew up in Birmingham, Alabama, and I always had a cat by my side. Although I had an interest in medicine during high school and college, I did not know that I wanted to become a vet until my junior year in college. Our cat, Lilly, had escaped from the house and had been in an accident. She was rushed to the vet where her life was saved. That summer, I began working for the doctor who helped Lilly. Through my family’s experience and the compassion of Dr. Stark, I realized that pet parents can be healed on an emotional level by veterinarians helping their pets. I knew from that point forward that I wanted to be a veterinarian.
In my career, I have been a general practitioner, emergency vet, and practice owner. The one interaction during all the stages of my career where I feel like I can make the biggest difference in the lives of both pets and their families’ is during the final days and minutes of a pet’s life. When I can ease the suffering of a pet in a way that the family feels at peace with their decision, then I know I have done my job. I am honored to help families in this unique way."
Lauren Cassady, DVM
BS, Biology, Furman University
DVM, Auburn University School of Veterinary Medicine
Founding member, Lap of Love - Atlanta. 2014 - 2019
Dr. Lauren Cassady explains:
"I have always felt a connection with animals, and they have shown up in my life in important ways. When I was in vet school, my track coach and mentor from high school passed away. I was unable to go to her funeral and instead went and spent some time in the woods by a creek. There was a beautiful heron that stayed with me during that time.
A few years later a much-loved family member was very sick. When I was driving to work through downtown Lexington, a heron flew overhead. I thought it was interesting because of the location. When I was driving home that evening, I saw the heron for a second time, again flying over downtown. When I got home, I learned my beloved family member had passed away. From that time on, herons represented peace during times of passings and transition."
Fill out this form to talk about your concerns first. A qualified and compassionate member of the Heron's Crossing team will get in touch to answer your questions and discuss next steps.
Monday - Friday 7:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday - Sunday 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
Monday - Saturday
Some evening availability
235 Ponce de Leon Pl
Decatur, GA 30030