End-of-Life Care and Euthanasia

No one is ever completely prepared for the loss of a beloved companion. It feels like the loss of a family member because in most cases it truly is. We understand that this is the hardest and most emotional part of being a pet owner. Each one of us has experienced the same with our own furry companions – which is why it's so important to us that we are there for you in every way we can, in this time of need. 

Euthanasia Services

When the end is imminent, we will help ensure your pet departs peacefully and with dignity and love. Our euthanasia services include:

  • Private euthanasia room with separate entry/exit door

  • Complete support while experiencing the decision-making process

  • Early-morning, end-of-day and at home appointments 

  • Emotional support through the euthanasia and grieving process

  • Individual and general cremation options​

Helping you determine your pet's quality of life

We understand your struggle when measuring the quality of life of your furry companion. As medical professionals, we will want to consider every possible form of treatment to help improve your pet's condition. Understanding your pet's quality of life will help us make appropriate diagnosis and determine the next step. If your pet is still having more good days than bad, we will work hard to recommend any treatments available so you can enjoy more days with your furry companion. 

We hope these resources will help in coping with the loss of a pet:

Pet Loss Support Hotlines (grief counseling)

  • (888) 478-7574—Staffed by Iowa State University veterinary students and volunteers

  • (630) 325-1600—Staffed by the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA)

  • (607) 253-3932—Staffed by Cornell University veterinary students

  • (217) 244-2273(CARE) or (877) 394-2273(CARE)—Staffed by University of Illinois veterinary students

  • (517) 432-2696—Staffed by Michigan State University veterinary students

  • (614) 292-1823—Staffed by Ohio State University veterinary students

  • (508) 839-7966—Staffed by Tufts University veterinary students

  • (540) 231-8038—Staffed by the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM)

  • (509) 335-5704—Staffed by Washington State University veterinary students

What Our Pet Parents are Saying!

“The Doctors provide great care for my pets and have a strong support staff.  I appreciate that the entire staff seems to care for my pets”
Laura M

4728 University Ave.

Cedar Falls, IA 50613


Ph:    319-277-2354    

Fax:  319-277-0673     

Email:  companionac@cfu.net    

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Dr. Ben Nemmers, Dr. Colleen Nemmers and Dr. Amanda Ritter are proud to continue our long-standing tradition of providing general and advanced veterinary care to the Cedar Falls, Waterloo and surrounding communities. Our team at Companion Animal Clinic & Pet Resort would love to meet you and your furry companion. Rest assured we care for your pets just as we do our own.  

Clinic Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00 am - 5:15 pm


8:00 am - 11:00 am

Daycare Hours

Monday - Friday

7:00 am - 6:00 pm

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