Vets2Home - In-Home Geriatric, End-of-Life and Euthansia Services (24/7)

Website: http://www.vets2home.co.uk
Email: contact@vets2home.co.uk
Tel: 07962 423567

Vets2Home Veterinary Service
Brighton
East Sussex BN2 0EX


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Vets2Home Veterinary Service - In-Home Geriatric, End-of-Life and Euthansia Services (24/7)

"A pet friendly stay-at-home vet alternative to normal vet practice, where our fully qualified vets offer medical home treatment only and personalised care plans - with or without supportive medicine"

  • Fully qualified, palliative end-of-life care vets - in Sussex & Surrey/Kent borders
  • 24/7 advice, support & home visits for a peaceful end-of-life
  • No procedures, tests or surgery offered, only medication
  • Gentle & dignified in-home euthanasia - always with a sedative first
  • Family-run home visiting vet practice - established in 2005
  • Personalised care plans for good quality of life for as long as possible
  • A pain free and peaceful end-of-life and with respectful aftercare

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Vets2Home - In-Home Geriatric, End-of-Life and Euthansia Services (24/7)

Vets2Home Veterinary Service Brighton, BN2 0EX
07962 423567
5.0 Based on 26 ratings
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Vet Practice Reviews

Reviewed by: Roy & Una ( 14/07/2014 ) on 14/07/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Heartfelt thank you.”

We feel privileged to have had such a gentle , kind and dignified euthanasia for our much loved cat Dougal carried out at home with compassion and great understanding.

We cannot recommend Susan Gregerson too highly for her professionalism.

 

Reviewed by: Judith on 07/07/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Goodbye Rosie”

This was a beautiful occasion. Rosie did not know that anything was happening to her, she was totally relaxed and fell asleep on my lap, purring almost to the end. I too was relaxed and was so happy at the gentle pace at which it all happened.
Rosie was about 17 years old and had lived with me for nearly 2 years,I was so happy to be able to help her along in such a very gentle way. Thank you Susan, it was a good experience for both of us.

 

Reviewed by: Lilla on 23/06/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Verse for Lilla ”

Hello Susan
Thank you for the lovely card and verse. You are a truly caring lady and I have given details to my neighbours. Below is a verse I wrote for darling Lilla which I thought you might like to see:

MY DARLING, PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
WIDE EYED LILLA, A COAT FULL OF AUTUMN COLOURS
HOW BEAUTIFUL YOU ARE
A TRUE FRIEND FOR RAINBOW, BEING TOGETHER FOR 14 YEARS
BUT NOW YOU HAVE TO LEAVE US
TO GO WITH THE ANGELS TO THE GARDEN OF HEAVEN
WHICH YOU DIDN'T HAVE ON EARTH
NO LONGER WILL YOU SNUGGLE UP TO ME IN BED - WAKING ME WITH YOUR GENTLY PAWS
GAZING AT ME WITH YOUR TRUSTING HUGE EYES
NO LONGER A 'MIRROR' WITH RAINBOW, EATING, WASHING AND LYING TOGETHER
HOW HE AND I WILL MISS YOUR PRESENCE
HOW HARD WAS MY DECISION LILLA BUT I CANNOT BE SELFISH
FOR MY KIT YOU JUST NEED TO DEPART A LITTLE EARLIER
I WILL NEVER FORGET YOU AND YOUR UNCONDITIONAL LOVE
WE WILL MEET AT THE 'RAINBOW BRIDGE' TOGETHER
HOLD MY HAND AND GUIDE ME OVER WITH RAINBOW
YOU WERE NAMED AFTER MY DARLING MUM
IT IS NOW HER TURN TO LOOK AFTER YOU, SHE LOVED YOU VERY MUCH
CLOSE YOUR EYES AND DRIFT ON THE CLOUDS LITTLE LILLA.
LOVE YOU

 

Reviewed by: Gail on 04/06/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Lewis passing peacefully”

Very professional, caring and great empathy was shown to Lewis and myself. No stress or pressure to have further tests when I knew little Lewis was reaching the end of his life of 15years. He was very much a home cat and dreaded the cat basket and vets surgery, so this service is so highly recommended and Susan certainly has all the qualities to deliver this and more. So grateful.

 

Reviewed by: Zora on 04/06/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Hoffman”

Thank you. You really helped make my favourite boys passing a peaceful and beautiful experience. Very respectful, professional service. I would thoroughly recommend. Priceless.

 

Reviewed by: Gill on 01/06/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Vets2Home - excellent”

Thank you Susan. She is professional, kind and caring. Our little terrier Mutley had a calm and serene end to her life. She was able to die peacefully at home with our other dog present. Such a difficult decision to have a pet euthanized but Susan made the process uncomplicated and tranquil. No pressure either to have expensive further tests when we knew our little terrier had reached the end of her life.

 

Reviewed by: Nicola Dudley on 13/05/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Thank You”

I would just like to thank Susan so much for her calm and caring approach. She came so quickly when I said my elderly dog was suffering and was very caring towards me as well! I have already recommended your service to many of my pet owning friends!

 

Reviewed by: Jo on 25/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Charlie 18 yrs old ”

Amazing service, made the hardest decision I have had to make but was reassured it was the right time to let him go.without the stress of going out to a vets vets2home was a godsend, within 4 hours from phone call to house visit....cannot recommend highly enough!!!! Many many thanks for making it a peaceful and calm for Charlie xxx

 

Reviewed by: Chloe's mum on 21/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Chloe”

Chloe adopted me about fourteen years ago and I never knew how old she really was. She became a little, grey, old beagle and was diagnosed with congestive heart failure about five years ago. Much to everyone's amazement and thanks to her medication, she kept going with such a good quality of life including her daily walks on the Downs with her adopted, much younger, sister. However, on the evening of Monday 31st March, it was obvious something had changed, that there would be no more walks for Chloe.

I called Vets2Home and explained the situation. Jo and Alex arrived soon after. I cannot thank them enough for their compassion, kindness, understanding and professionalism. The decision to put Chloe to sleep had to be mine, but we all knew it was the right one for Chloe; she was ready to go. The sedative put her into a deep sleep and her end was peaceful, dignified and stress free. She was in her own home on her favourite cushion.

I miss Chloe so much but as your card says, 'knowing in your heart that the gift of peace - at home - is the last gesture of love' is so true. Thank you Jo. Thank you Alex.

 

Reviewed by: Simon and Helen on 03/04/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Our precious boy”

Teddy was our perfect little boy who loved nothing better than getting up to mischief and chasing his sister round the house! Sadly, he was suffering with kidney problems and hyperthyroidism and after nearly 16 years of love and hugs he had become very ill. We found Vets 2 Home in a local paper and Susan came to see us and Teddy. She was very caring and respectful of Teddy's and our needs and made the most difficult time that little easier. She treated him with the utmost respect and dignity and gave us as much time with him as we needed to say our goodbyes. It was fitting that he was born in our home and he passed away in our home. We would not hesitate to recommend Susan. It really was the hardest time for us but the care and thoughtfulness Susan showed us was so very much appreciated.

 

Reviewed by: Tom & Barbara on 28/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Pepsi”

Pepsi, our beloved 16 year-old chocolate Lab stopped eating and walking and we knew her well enough to know that we had reached the end. Susan Gregersen came to our house, was an instant hit with Pepsi and explained the euthanasia process to us with clarity and patience. The initial injection put Pepsi into a deep sleep and gave us 10 minutes to stroke her and say our goodbyes. She was contently asleep when Susan administered the fatal dose and passed away calmly. We cannot recommend Susan more highly. She guided us through the most heartbreaking but necessary final treatment for our dog in a sensitive manner. We are so grateful to her for getting us to focus on all the wonderful memories of a dog's life we'll lived. Thank you, Susan.

 

Reviewed by: Fleur on 26/03/2014

Overall rating:

4.8

“Hartfelt”

Sue the vet made a heart wrenching situation peaceful and dignified.
Our beautiful loyal family dog of 16 years was in need of help and Sue helped us to help her.
I truely believe Fleur would,nt have wanted it any other way, at home with the family she had protected and loved for a life time around her, on her own blanket. Thank you Sue.xx
From Fleur,s family

 

Reviewed by: HECTOR on 20/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“HECTOR”

JUST WANTED TO SAY IT WAS VERY CALM AND PEACEFUL, I COULD,NT HAVE WANTED ANY BETTER FOR MY CAT. HE SLEPT AWAY ON MY LAP.
I FEEL I HAVE DONE WHAT HE DESERVED NO SUFFERING

HECTORS MUM

 

Reviewed by: Jacqui on 16/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Maxie”

Maxie loved to be at home and it was right for us to have him put to sleep at home. The experience was always going to be traumatic but it was made as easy as possible with a home visit. We felt respected and felt Maxie was respected. We appreciated the explanation of what would happen and are sure Maxie went peacefully. Thank you

 

Reviewed by: Nick Chapman on 16/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Quite Simply Unsurpassable.”


In half a century of keeping companion animals of all types and working both here and overseas with animals, I can honestly say that I cannot remember ever meeting a Vet capable of demonstrating the depth of empathy, sympathy and professional competence of Susan Gregerson.

Susan is so obviously a 'Vocational' professional at a time, sadly I think, when increasingly those in caring professions are tending toward developing as 'professional' professionals.

When the time came to bring to an end the plight of my beloved, devoted, dobermann friend, Susan showed me that a beautiful death is completely possible. My darling dog merely drifted off as I hugged and chatted to her. I can only wish that my own death is even half as wonderful. As a former nurse, I know it unlikely.

I cannot recommend Susan and her team enough. She arranged and dealt with everything so calmly and competently at a time when I was unable to think straight through my grief.

Susan creates a very safe environment in both a physical sense and also psychologically for the grieving owner.

She's completely focused on you and your pet in moving the whole experience from something that could be horrendous if handled incorrectly to something that is really quite remarkable.

She has put a positive re-frame on the whole subject and experience and I thank her for that.

Words seem inadequate, but as far as I am concerned Susan is an Angel! One in a million. Not only as an extremely competent and professional Vet. but also as a remarkable human being.

Susan certainly touched my soul and I shall always be in her debt for what she did for me and for my idolized Molly.





 

Reviewed by: liz lawrence on 14/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“my beloved Millie”

Last friday 7th march I made the decision to say goodbye to my little yorkie Millie, she had not been well for about 18 months with a serious stomach condition, but with medication she had lived far longer than Susan my vet thought possible. Along the way she also suffered with arthritus and ofher age related issues, she was about 15, I had owned her for 13 years. She was my little shadow and devoted friend, so hard to let her go, but vets to home had supported me through all her problems at home, which is so much nicer. On Millies last day she had many treats, steak, chocolate biscuits, quavers and tea!! All things she couldnt have and a lovely last walk on the downs.We said our goodbyes in style and then Susan came for the final journey, which was a calm,dignified, stressfree painfree experience for Millie and us. A different experience in these circumstances but so much more nicely done. I am so very grateful to Susan and Alex for their advice, care understanding and the very special service they offer and making last friday go as well as possible on what was a dreadful day.

 

Reviewed by: Milo's Family on 03/03/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Comfort and Serenity”

How glad we are that we were told about the wonderful service that you provide. Losing a much loved pet is never easy but, with Susan's help, we felt reassured that we were doing the right thing and in the best way possible. Thank you for the way that you handled our dear 'boy' and the rest of the family (human and canine). We not only will but HAVE recommended you to all our doggy contacts. Am also reciting your mantra "Better a week too early than a day too late"

 

Reviewed by: Peter & Carol Gubby (Shadow) on 22/02/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Our beloved Shadow”

Shadow our beloved German Shepherd cross spent her final hours on her own bed in her own home without any trauma whatsoever. This was due to the absolute professionalism of the lady from vets2home who made Shadow's passing a peaceful time for both Shadow and us.

It would be difficult if not impossible to find more caring professional people. We would recommend their services to anyone who wishes to do the absolute best for their pet at this sad time.

Peter & Carol Gubby
Christmas Pie, Guildford, Surrey

 

Reviewed by: Miss A Barnard on 29/01/2014

Overall rating:

5

“ A truly caring service”

When my Louis became unwell late on sunday evening I phoned Susan, she was with us within half an hour and confirmed what I already knew. Me and my son were given as much time as we wanted to spend our last precious moments with him. Susan then gave him a painless sedative and he remained perky for about 5 minutes enjoying all the attention we were giving him, he then fell into a deep sleep and when the final injection was given he was already far away in doggy dreams. Everything was done in our own time, there was no rush at any point. I cannot recommend vets2home enough.

 

Reviewed by: Adele Clark on 29/01/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Best End”

All Roly cat remembers is being relaxed and comfortable and falling into a deep deep sleep at home on his blanket. It's so hard to end your beloved pet's life but having a kind vet come to your home eases the stress and heartbreak.

 

Reviewed by: Viv Langham on 27/01/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Thank You Sue x”

I would like to thank Sue very much for her wonderful kindness and advice at a very difficult time for us when our beloved Harry was so ill. I was so thankful to find you in our hour of need. Our darling went in his own time thankfully; he spared us the apin of making a very painful decision. I have kept your details and will recommend you so highly if the need arises x. Please feel free to use our grateful/thankful comments on your website.

 

Reviewed by: Sasha on 15/01/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Vet far exceeded my expectations”

We found Susan online one frantic night when my dear old cat, Chipper, became ill. We were terrified at the thought of having to put him in the car and take him to have his final injection at a strange vets. As it was, he lived another month but during that time it was a huge relief to know that Susan would come out at an hour's notice, even in the middle of the night. When the end finally came, Susan was just wonderful. She was kindly, respectful and wise and really seemed to care, about us and our beloved cat. There were two little injections and he died in my arms, just as I always prayed he would. We are desperately sad but his end was peaceful and loving. Chipper had a good death. And we are immensely grateful for that. Thank you Susan.

 

Reviewed by: bill harrris on 02/01/2014

Overall rating:

5

“Bill”

we found this service beyond compare . the care to bill and myself also Ben was more than we could have ever wished for. all off our needs were taken care of.Susan was fully understanding and made a difficult situation more acceptable. i have comfort that if Ben his twin brother becomes poorly that there is a Susan in this world to help. Thank you
for everything , Melanie & Ben.


 

Reviewed by: RodW on 31/12/2013

Overall rating:

4.8

“Would recommend”

Our dear, lovable Freddie, a 14 year old lurcher who came to us as a puppy, had had been ill with heart disease for some time. Susan Gregersen delivered a most caring and sypathetic service when Freddie could no longer to medicated to alleviate pain and consequently no longer had a quality of life.

 

Reviewed by: Alfie on 18/12/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Goodnight Alfie”

Our dear Labrador Alfie who was nearly 14 years old passed away peacefully in our arms on December 13 2013.

Alfie had a stroke at around 5pm and could not use his back legs. He had been poorly for some time. Susan came at 7pm and helped him on his way. She was kind and professional and Alfie had the most peaceful death.

Although we are so sad, Susan made our last 2 hours with Alfie very peaceful and calm. Nothing was hurried.

We would highly recommend her service at this most difficult time for any pet owner.

 

Reviewed by: Chris and Margaret Jones on 03/12/2013

Overall rating:

5

“Friendly vet”

We knew the time was coming to make the awful decision for our dear old cat Gizzmo always called Giz .He was very much a home boy and didnt like the cat basket he was happy laying in the sun and being boss of his garden .We searched the internet and found vets2home We dreaded it happening but Susan was so kind everything happening when we were ready no rush we cuddled him and said goodbye and he was injected with a sedative and went in to a deep sleep and then the final injection .He had no idea and was happy being with us.It was the best thing we did for a much loved 21 year old family pet completely stress free quiet and at home where he was happy .