Saying Goodbye After a Lifetime of Love

End-of-Life Care For Your Special Friend at ZimmVet

How do you say goodbye to a companion that has provided so much unconditional love and affection? Facing the final stages of your animal family member’s life is one of the most difficult times for any pet owner. At ZimmVet, we know how difficult it can be to say goodbye to your best friend.

After all treatment options have been exhausted, it’s important to assess your beloved animal companion’s quality of life. Keeping him or her as comfortable and pain-free as possible is our priority.

At some point, though, you may have to face the tough question of whether or not to have your pet humanely euthanized. Our staff is prepared to guide you through the process with all the compassion and respect that you and your pet deserve.

The AAHA Healthy Pet website offers a helpful article, Pet Euthanasia: The Last Stage of Care for Beloved Pets, for pet owners facing that difficult and emotional decision.

We also suggest you visit our pet loss library for more information about end-of-life care and managing the loss of a pet.

ZimmVet End-of-Life Services

  • Pain management
  • Compassionate euthanasia
  • Group cremation
  • Private cremation with many choices of urns and burial markers
  • Clay paws, a special reminder of your friend


Client Testimonials

Last Saturday was our first time there and our experience was a 5! Everyone was very informative and welcoming! Thank you!

— Carole Lefebvre

Bringing both of our dogs to be cared for, we are extremely pleased with the care they are receiving. Sadie, Willow and I thank you all.

— Sue Lenz

I really appreciated the way the doctors at the clinic cared for Diamond. Over fifteen years of love with my wonderful dog and the quality of regular care she received at the clinic made it possible. I was especially touched by the sympathy card I receive after sadly having to put her to sleep, it shows they really care.

— Darryl Anton

After recently moving to Minnesota we researched many veterinarian options and we chose the Zimmerman Veterinary Clinic. The staff was honest, thorough and genuinely caring. Their follow-up on our pets care was outstanding. Itís worth the trip for your petís care.

— The Connorsí Family - Rich & Amy Maximus, Petie, Buster, Bandit, Shadow, Kodibear & Sammy

We have taken our pets to the Zimmerman Vet Clinic for 20 years. Even when our visit was a sad one, we were treated with kindness and courtesy. The staff has always been professional and friendly. We highly recommend Zimmerman Vet Clinic to anyone who loves their pet.

— Bratsch

The staff at Zimmerman Veterinary Clinic has taken care of my dogs since 1979. I am especially pleased with the care of my last companion/friend, Ruby Mae. She received the best care I could have expected. The staff gave her loving care and attention during her whole lifetime. I canít thank them enough for being there for support. I will continue to use them with my new friend, Baily Sue.

— Sincerely, Dale Cannon

We love Zimmerman Vet! They give the best care & have a wonderful staff!

— Laurie Gansen Cramer

Thank you all for being such amazing people & taking such great care of my little man Bentlee! You will never know how much I appreciate all your information, fast actions & the care you put forth to all animals that come to your office! Thanks Again!

— Dani George

Iíve had dogs all my life and this is by far the best place to take your pet for their veterinary needs!!! Great service from the entire staff, they really care about the wellness of your pet, and my Gauge gets a little extra TLC (he is a senior now).

— Bonni Placek Cook