Ethical Cremation

VHA IAOPCC MemberA Cremation Service Started By Veterinarians

VHA’s cremation services were started by veterinarians to provide a dignified, clean, reliable and respectful method of handling deceased pets. We strive to provide you a quality service that you can rely on. Multiple check-point systems are in place to ensure that the animals are processed exactly to the client’s wishes.  We have offered this service to hundreds of veterinary hospitals since 1986. We developed this service to help you, the clinic, to provide a smooth process for your clients.

Veterinary Hospitals Association is a proud member of the International Association of Pet Cemeteries and Crematories.

Dignified and Caring Service for Your Customers

When your customers and clients lose a pet companion, they deserve the highest level of compassion, service, and care. As their trusted experts and doctors, your customers are looking for the appropriate levels of respect and service for the final care that their devoted pet deserves. The care and sensitivity exhibited by the VHA is an important part of our pet cremation services.

For more than 20 years, VHA has provided a dignified, caring and reliable cremation service, owned and supervised by member veterinarians. This service allows veterinarians to transition their clients through the loss of their pet. VHA recognizes that pets are members of the family, and the loss of a pet can be very difficult. Our multiple checkpoint system ensures that the cremation of each animal meets the owner's wishes.  

Cremation Options Available to Our Members

Group Cremation – In group cremation, pets are cremated together and the cremains are not returned to the owner. The cremains are buried off site.

Separate Cremations –
In separate cremation, the pets are separated in the retort by space (2-3 feet). The cremains are returned to the owner through the clinic/practice. A range of urns and containers are available for purchase.

VHA offers its members a range of resources dealing with pet loss, grief, and bereavement. Resources include books, literature and referral organizations.


vha urn catalogCremation Urns & Unique Keepsakes Catalog

The Cremation Urns & Unique Keepsakes Catalog is a resource to aid grieving owners in the choosing of urns.  The catalog provides information such as item numbers, urn size, color pictures and order forms. View urn and keepsake options.