For the whole family
Our Approach to At Pet Home Euthanasia
Peaceful Farewell in Comfort: Our primary goal is to ensure the euthanasia process is as peaceful and stress-free as possible for both your pet and your family.
Dr Patrick personally guides families through the process, providing support, answering questions, and allowing you the time you need with your pet afterwards, ensuring you can proceed through those final moments at your own pace.
Support for the Entire Family: Understanding the impact of a pet’s passing on children, Dr. Patrick takes special care to explain the process in an age-appropriate manner.
We ensure your pet is relaxed and resting comfortably under a full general anaesthetic before administering the final injection. This approach allows children to process, grieve, and gain closure in their own way, perhaps through a special ceremony, creating art, or writing a goodbye card to honour their pet’s life.
Our Commitment to Compassionate Care
Dr. Patrick and the Ark Angel Vet team are dedicated to providing a compassionate end-of-life experience for your pet, supporting you and your family’s needs during this difficult time.
We aim to make this transition as gentle as possible, ensuring that children feel supported and have positive memories of honouring their pet’s passing meaningfully.
Please do not hesitate to reach out if you have any specific considerations regarding your child’s participation in the process or wish to discuss how we can further support your family during this time.
Our goal is to provide empathy and support for all family members before, during, and after the appointment.
For more information about our in-home euthanasia service or to schedule an appointment, please get in touch with us.
About Dr. Patrick Africano
Dr. Patrick Africano has been providing pet euthanasia and end-of-life care in Perth with as little stress as possible for pets and their families for over 40years.
Having euthanised my pets at various times throughout my life, I know firsthand how difficult it is for dedicated and loving pet owners when it comes to the decision-making, the process and the grief that follows.
I was born and raised in Perth, Western Australia to Italian parents. During my childhood, I lived on a small farm where I helped to look after dogs, cats, chickens, ducks, peacocks, guinea fowls, pigeons, and rabbits. I remember being interested in science and medicine from an early age, around the age of 10, I decided that I was going to study veterinary medicine instead of human medicine.
I graduated from Murdoch University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Veterinary Biology and Veterinary Medicine & Surgery in 1980. From 1980 to 1981, I worked in various veterinary hospitals and clinics around Perth before opening my first mixed animal practice in Jandakot 1981. Due to Perth’s rapid growth and a subsequent increase in pet ownership, I opened my second small animal practice in 1994.
In 2011 I started Western Suburbs Mobile Vet, which is a home-based consultation service dedicated to all people with pets living in the Perth Western Suburbs.
2021 I started Ark Angel Vet to provide peaceful home-based euthanasia for pets in the Perth Metro area – Nedlands, Malaga, Midland, Hillarys, Jandakot, Borragoon, Fremantle, Henderson, Joondalup, Welshpool, Scarborough, Canning Vale. If your suburb is not listed please SMS Patrick as we can not list every suburb.
I am continuously modifying the home euthanasia process, and it is my passion to make it an honourable and respectful experience for pets and their families.