Emergency Services

Small Animal & Equine Veterinary Practice

We pride ourselves in providing first class veterinary care in a relaxed and friendly environment

Saying Goodbye

At the Barn Veterinary Practice we are here to support the health of your much loved pet throughout its life and we strive to provide the best advice for our clients at all times - especially when coping with a very sick or very old pet.

As pet owners one of the hardest decisions that we might face is when to say goodbye to our pet. In many cases several conversations will have been had with vets and within the family regarding their pet’s quality of life - all the same making an appointment for euthanasia can be extremely difficult and upsetting.

People approach euthanasia in different ways - particularly if the appointment has been planned in advance. We like to offer longer appointment slots where possible to answer any questions and for there to be time and privacy for you and your pet. Home visits can be arranged for those who might find it difficult to come in to the surgery - please enquire with reception regarding additional costs.

Some of our clients opt to take their pet home for burial but we can also offer a cremation service with the Norfolk Pet Crematorium.

We can arrange for a communal cremation or clients can request an individual cremation and to have their pet’s ashes returned. Ashes are returned in a carved wooden box with the name of the pet on the front.

Prices for these services vary depending on the animal and in some cases its weight (dogs) and our staff can help by providing you with the cost for your pet so you can make a decision beforehand if possible. Some people of course need a little time to decide and we fully understand this.

As people will grieve for their pets, cats and dogs may also miss their lost ’family’ member. If you have any concerns about the health and well-being of a grieving pet please do feel you can contact us for advice.

The link below will take you to our cremation service provider
Norfolk Pet Crematorium
Opening Hours & Contacts
Copdock Ashcroft
01473 730213
Barn Veterinary Practice, The Barns, Wenham Rd, Copdock, Ipswich, Suffolk IP8 3EY
Monday - Friday: 08:30-19:00
Saturday: 09:00-12:00
Sunday: No Surgery, but appointments available at Ashcroft Road Surgery 10.00 to 12 noon

Easter Opening
Good Friday: CLOSED
Saturday 20th April: Open 9-12
Easter Sunday: CLOSED

24 hr Emergency Service. Telephone 01473 730213
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