Dr. Seana Wheatley, DVM
Symbolism of Monarch Butterflies
Why I started Monarch Veterinary In-Home Euthanasia and Aquamation
This work has truly been a calling and a honor in my life to take on the responsibility of giving pets a way to be at home and pass in the gentlest way possible. Being there for loving pet parents in their time of grief is another way to support the human animal bond that is so important to us all. A peaceful euthanasia at home when it is their time is a loving gift we can give to a pet that has given so much love to us.
When starting my own home euthanasia company, I prioritized the importance of trust between the doctor, crematorium, and loving pet parents. This led me to also include an aquamation aspect of my company, so that my clients can be assured that their pet is handled from start to finish by one person. Your pet will always be treated in a loving way, from the first communication to when your pet's remains are returned home. Aquamation, otherwise known as alkaline hydrolysis, is a green environmentally friendly alternative to flame cremation. It is the natural process of decomposition but sped up with chemicals and hot water that immerse the body. It is a gentle way to get pure ashes back. These ashes can be buried, spread, or displayed in your home in an urn. To see another company's (Nature's Pet Loss) lovely YouTube video description of the process of aquamation, please click here: Our Aquamation from start to finish at Natures Pet Loss - YouTube
I also really wanted to be able to make some personal mementos for every owner that wants them. I love the individual uniqueness of a clay or ink pawprint, each perfectly imperfect. I enjoy arts and crafts and want people to be able to see their beloved pet's hair in a clear resin heart as a way to still have their pet close to them. These items are included in my private cremation packages.