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In the comfort of your home, surrounded by loved ones, is where most of us wish to say goodbye. We will provide you with a compassionate, intimate, and peaceful passing for your dear friend. You may create your own personal setting to help ease this emotional and difficult time. Every pet deserves a great life, including a calm passing.

Mobile veterinarian providing in home euthanasia and aftercare services for cats, dogs, chickens, rabbits, and goats in the following areas:

  • All of Clark County Washington

  • Parts of Cowlitz County, Washington

    • All of WoodlandKalama, Kelso, Longview. 

  • Pending our schedule, Chelatchie, Ariel, Yale, Castle Rock, and Toutle.

How to make an appointment:

  • Make an appointment by filling out the contact form We will get back to you via TEXT and EMAIL during business hours of 9 am to 5 pm, Monday through Saturday. All future communications are continued with TEXTS between the same person and number per household. We do not use or monitor voicemail or phone system, apart from text and email.

Why choose Best Friends Eternal for in home euthanasia for your beloved pet?

  • We are locally owned in Battle Ground and Ridgefield, Washington, unlike many other euthanasia services that are corporate owned.

  • We have the most compassionate team, including licensed Doctors of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.) who have over 20 years of end-of-life experience.

  • Our head doctor, Dr. Cory Gadwood, is fear free certified and has a Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy Master Program certification (end-of-life specialty training). 

  •  We cost less than other in home euthanasia services in our area.

Other services include:

  • Quality of Life Consult

    • Please note that no medical advice is given over the phone; either a quality-of-life consult/exam or euthanasia appointment in person must be scheduled in order to meet and consult with a doctor.​

Other points to note:

  • We understand if you change your mind, need to reschedule, or if your pet's condition changes but please try to give us notice as soon as possible so we can help others in need. Appointments and quick responses are not guaranteed.  

  • Let us know if you have any of your pet's prescribed pain medication or oral sedatives that may benefit them before the euthanasia appointment.

  •  NO potentially aggressive dogs (growling, evasive, untouchable, cannot easily give injections) for euthanasia. If aggression was not disclosed before our arrival and your pet is aggressive, you will be charged 25% of the appointment cost. Other dogs in the household that may be distracting or with potential aggression must be secured safely from our team.

  • Even though your pet might not normally be reactive, pain or discomfort may cause them to nip. On rare occasion, we may gently place a soft, harmless muzzle for just a quick moment (for peaceful sedation injection) to help make this difficult time as smooth and safe as possible. This causes no harm, is very soft, comfortable, temporary and it is only a safety pre-caution to help prevent harm of our team and your pet.  For more information on the helpful, essential, and fear free movement in regard to benefits of muzzle uses and training, please visit: Party Hats! Teaching Muzzle Training to Canine Patients (

Meet Dr. Cory Gadwood

Dog Euthanasia veterinarian


  • Doctor of Veterinary Medicine (D.V.M.), Licensed in Washington and Oregon and practicing full time since 2004.  B.S. in Zoology, Computer Information Systems

  • Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy Master Program certification (end-of-life specialty training) and Fear Free Certification.


  • Member of: AVMA -American Veterinary Medical Association, PVMA - Portland Veterinary Medical Association, WVMA - Washington Veterinary Medical Association.  

Dr. Gadwood has worked extensively in the veterinary field since 1989 and graduated from vet school with her D.V.M. degree in 2004.  She's practices throughout the Portland Oregon and SW Washington metro within dozens of veterinary hospitals, including her 8 year role as the medical director for an exclusive, fear free, feline hospital. Her main interests in veterinary medicine include end of life care, internal medicine, pain management, feline medicine, preventive care, and complimentary medicine (acupuncture, eastern medicine).

For 20 years, much of her time has been devoted to helping guide families through the process of making end-of-life decisions for their pets. 

One of Dr. Gadwood's passions is to promote a "fear free" environment for all patients. There is no better place than home to create a safe place, allowing us to all connect, collaborate, and support the sacred human animal bond, especially during your pet's last moments. Our loved ones not only deserve to live a good life, but also deserve a humane death. The term euthanasia is literally translated into "good death."


Just a few years ago, she had to euthanize her beloved dog Dezzi in the chaotic setting of an emergency hospital and wished she could have let her go peacefully at their home. These are just some of the of the reasons she chooses to promote and perform the final gift of an in home euthanasia. 

In her "free" time, she works and enjoys her farm with her husband, their dairy goats, chickens, rabbits, cats, and dogs.


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