On behalf of the staff at Hamilton Veterinary Clinic, we are honoured to pay respect to our beloved animal friends who have passed. We also welcome you to create a lasting tribute for your beloved pet or animal friend on our website's Pet Memorial page. Please feel free to complete the following Pet Memorial Form in Adobe Acrobat format, which requires the free Acrobat Reader to view.
PET MEMORIAL PAGE
When someone you love becomes a memory, the memory becomes a treasure.
It is never easy to say goodbye to our furry family members. When we lose a much loved pet, it can cause feelings of great heartbreak and sadness for the whole family. Hamilton Veterinary Clinic is here to help you through these difficult times in any way that we can. We have a few resources for you including our Pet Memorial Page.
Would you like to post a picture of your pet to commemorate them? Send us an email at [email protected] with a photo of your pet. Feel free to include their name, age, and a few words about how special they are.
Grieving the loss of a pet can be a difficult journey. You do not have to go through this alone. Speaking to someone may help. If you or someone you know if having a difficult time with the passing of a pet, please contact one of the following services below. They can provide compassionate support for people who are experiencing grief over the loss of a companion animal.
Lifeline - 13 11 14
Mensline - 1300 78 99 78
GriefLine (12pm-3am) - 03 9935 7400
Kids Helpline -1800 55 1800
Aughra Betty August 2015 - November 2016
The Rainbow Bridge
Inspired by a Norse Legend
By the edge of a wood, at the foot of a hill, is a lush, green meadow where time stands still.
Where the friends of a man and woman do run, when their time on earth is over and done.
For here, between this world and the next, is a place where each beloved creature finds rest.
On this golden land, they wait and play, til the Rainbow Bridge they cross over one day.
No more do they suffer, in pain or in sadness, for here they are whole, their lives filled with gladness.
Their limbs are restored, their health renewed, their bodies have healed with strength imbued.
They romp through the grass, without even a care, until one day they start, in sniff at the air. All ears prick forward, eyes dart front and back, then all of a sudden, one breaks from the pack.
For just that instant, their ears have met; Together again, both person and pet.
So they run to each other, these friends from long past, the time of their parting is over at last.
The sadness they felt while they were apart, has turned into joy once more in each heart.
They embrace with the love that will last forever, and then, side-by-side, they cross over ... together.
Pinky Robertson October 1996 - January 2014
Grieve not, nor speak of me with tears, but laugh and talk of me as if I were beside you. I loved you so…twas Heaven here with you.
Pinky you were our baby boy. We will miss your happy dances when you saw us after missing us after a days work. We will miss your stinky kisses and your silly tongue. We will miss your cuddles and how you fit so perfectly on our pillows at night. We loved your open and loving nature and your acceptance of everyone and everything around you. Thank you for bringing us happiness over your 18 years of life. You will be forever missed and never forgotten. We love you Pinky. Goodbye my sweetheart.
Recently one of our younger patients passed away well before his time. "Cash" was a gentle giant of a Great Dane who liked nothing better than a pat. In fact a constant pat for if you stopped he would gently nudge you for more." Cash" weighed in at over 80kg and was an imposing sight. However looks are deceiving as he was so gentle and wouldn't hurt a fly. Sadly for "Cash" his medical issues started when he was quite young and escalated slowly. As they were autoimmune in nature there was no cure. In spite of the devotion of his owners "Cash"s quality of life deteriorated and he had to be sent to heaven. He made such a positive impression on all who met him and will be sorely missed. Rest in peace "Cash."
HVC staff would like to pay tribute to Lily, a beautiful 16 year old kelpie cross labrador who passed away recently. Lily was a friendly gentle soul who had a remarkable recovery from major surgery 12 months ago. Lily had the usual ailments of an older dog who had led an active life and was suffering from some arthritic pain but it was a soft tissue cancer that was getting the better of her. The tumour grew so large that it was literally sucking the life out of her. Her brave owners made the life or death decision to send her to surgery and after a 2 hour operation we had removed a 5 1/2 kg tumour! Lily was very weak and emaciated at the time of surgery but slowly but surely Lily started to recover. Within weeks she was getting back to normal and her weight went back up from 19kg eventually to 29kg! She was enjoying life again and had almost 12 months of quality time with her owners before sadly her kidneys gave out and it was time for her to go. Lily was a brave and co operative patient who made the most miraculous recovery against the odds. We will miss her. Rest in peace Lily for you gave so much joy to those who knew her.