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Sentinel Veterinary Specialists & EmergencySentinel Veterinary Specialists & Emergency

Phone: (406) 218‑2800
Address: 1704 S Reserve St, Missoula, MT 59801

Exceptional Veterinary Services with a Kind Heart

We are a team of board-certified specialists, highly trained emergency doctors and top veterinary professionals dedicated to providing world-class medicine and care. We aim to be an integral part of Western Montana’s veterinary community, caring for patients that need extra attention and an after-hours presence.

A Humane End to Suffering

Dog and cat running in a field

In every life story, there must be an ending. Our veterinarians and staff are here to make that process as painless as possible.

When is the Right Time?

Knowing when to let go is difficult, but it can be the greatest gift we can provide. Sometimes, the moment it's necessary is apparent in an instant, other times it is hidden by a slow decline. Trust your heart and we will help you though the choice should you need further counseling.

What is the Process

You are welcome to be present during your pet's last moments or say goodbye beforehand.

What to expect:

  • We place an intravenous catheter to make sure the process goes smoothly. This allows us to stage the medications used.
  • An initial medication is given to help calm anxious patients, allowing them to fall into a deep sleep and putting an end to life's final struggles.
  • A final medication is given that allows the rest of the body to stop operating.
  • You may choose to bring your loved one home for burial or have us cremate their remains. If you choose cremation we offer a communal service for lower costs, or private cremation with the return of your loved ones ashes. Private cremation costs are based on weight.

Every Pet Deserves Remembrance

With each euthanasia we can provide a paw print placed inside of a shadow box with a slot to frame their picture.

Call us if you have questions about our end-of-life services.