About Quietus Vet – Caring Pet Euthanasia
Dr Paul Stevens Vet BVSc MRCVS
(MRCVS – Member of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons)
Who is Paul Stevens?
I have been surrounded by animals all my life.
When I was 3 year old, I would hang onto our Labrador, and the two of us would totter together to my best-friend’s house – a quarter of a mile away!
I spent much of my teenage years working with cattle and pigs, and spending the rest of my time with our local vets – helping and watching.
I have been a practicing vet for over 30 years. My first job was in Yorkshire where I was an assistant in a large friendly practice. We treated most everything – from cats and Staffies and Yorkies through to horses and cattle.
From there, after a brief stint in Manchester, we moved to a small pet practice in Oxfordshire which I ran for 10 years or so before moving back North – to Nottingham.
Until very recently, I have continued to be a clinical vet, treating companion animals (pets) both surgically and medically for the wide range of problems and issues we see in general practice.
I am now focused entirely on Quietus Vet – a specialist area of home pet euthanasia.
Visiting homes and performing my caring 3-Stage Technique put to sleep is now the only veterinary work I do. This is by choice – I want the best for animals in their final days.
Like all responsible and thorough vets, I regularly attend up to the minute CPD (Continuing Professional Development) – where I research and catch up on recent developments.
My qualifications are BVSc BA(Hons) MRCVS
Quietus Vet is a RCVS Registered Practice
I’ve been asked a few times if I’m a “real vet” as I don’t have a normal surgery in a building. To be a vet and to treat animals, you have to be registered with the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons (RCVS).
If a person claims to be a vet and isn’t, then they are breaking criminal law and may be prosecuted.
I have been registered for over 30 years – my RCVS number is 1911293.
Quietus Vet is a registered Practice. RCVS number is 7169354.
Why would a vet want to solely perform pet euthanasia?
Many of you may have realised, veterinary medicine and surgery has progressed leaps and bounds over the last 10 years or so. The “sky is the limit” when it comes to treatment possibilities. This is how it should be.
While advanced medicine is how we improve the lives of our pets, there is always the risk of over-treating. We may risk going on for too long.
I have discovered that the most important thing for me is what is best for my patients.
Most vets find recommending death very difficult because it is the very opposite of what we vets were trained to do. It is the opposite of how most vets spend their time.
I want to focus on my patients’ quality of life. And I help in my small way by making the end as perfect as possible too.
Believe it or not, there is nothing more rewarding than seeing a pet who has been in pain and struggling now at rest – pain free.
And my clients’ relief can be very moving.
This is a specialist area of work.
Quietus Vet – Caring Pet Euthanasia