Aftercare Options - Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium & Pet Cemetery
Vets2Home take the care of your pet very seriously, both before and after their peaceful passing at home.
For that reason we work only with one of the most highly accredited pet crematoria in the UK, Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium and Pet Cemetery, in East Grinstead.
About Chestnut Lodge
Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium & Pet Cemetery is a founding member of the APPCC who are independently inspected and comply with the Consumer Protection Regulations as well as adhering to the stringent APPCC Code of Practice always ensuring respectful handling throughout the whole process.
This is Vets2Home, Peaceful Pet Goodbyes’ policy to ensure that your special companion will be handled with utmost care and respect at all times. Your Aftercare Options The actual cremation of your beloved pet will be carried out to standards that are second to none to ensure your peace of mind at a difficult time.
Your three options afterward are individual cremation, group cremation, or burial and you can read more about these options below. If you decide to let our specialist vet take care of everything and manage the cremation after gentle euthanasia, it is our promise to you that we will personally handle and hand-deliver your pet’s remains to you or your normal vet practice so you know that your companion is always safe with us at all times until they are back at home with you.
Pet Home Burial
You may alternatively choose an informal burial at home, in your own garden or a more formal one in a plot marked by a headstone, plaque or full grave surround at Chestnut Lodge after your pet has been put down. In the rare event your dog or cat has passed away naturally, Chestnut Lodge offers the same quality service for them too of course. If you prefer a simpler burial then you may choose a green burial. Here your beloved pet is wrapped in a shroud and buried in a plot marked by a shrub and a small tree stake plot marker after their death. The green area will eventually form part of the woodland. There are formal or green plots for the burial of ashes or they may be scattered over the grounds of the Pet Cemetery. You may visit your plot at any time. For home burials please check with your local council what the regulations are before proceeding with this option. In general in most areas, a depth of approximately 3-4 feet (1 meter) minimum is required. We will of course help you prepare your pet for this if you so wish.
Chestnut Lodge Pet Crematorium & Pet Cemetery: Our Story
Recently we have seen a great deal of change in the veterinary world. So many practices are now becoming part of large commercial groups and with older partners retiring, a new era has arrived. This is often focused on the commercial rather than the old professional values once held. Many practices are now moving back to commercial veterinary cremation services that provide high levels of profit as well as handling all clinical waste at the same time. We have vowed to maintain our ethical standards and now concentrate mainly on providing cremation services to professional vets such as Dr Suzen Gregersen from Vets2Home, that want to keep a high standard of service for their clients.