Welcome to Angel Paws Veterinary Care


Angel Paws provides gentle, compassionate and professional pet euthanasia in your home.

 Make your last moment together a beautiful memory.



Angel Paws Veterinary Care provides a gentle in-home euthanasia service for pets in the Ipswich area.  We work by appointment and are available on weekends.   For emergency care I recommend you contact University of Qld Small Animal Hospital  ph 5460 1788.  I look forward to helping your pet soon.

Kind regards, Dr Catherine

About Us


Angel Paws Veterinary Care sedate all pets prior to euthanasia. This ensures your pet is relaxed and pain free in their last moments with you. 


Angel Paws Veterinary Care understands how difficult it is to be faced with euthanasia of your beloved pet. We allow as much time as you need to say goodbye to your pet.


Angel Paws Veterinary Care was started by experienced veterinarian Dr Catherine Tiplady (BVSc BAppSci (Hons 1) PhD), who is deeply committed to animal welfare and respectful of the human-animal bond. 



What makes Angel Paws different to taking our pet to a clinic?

Angel Paws is a dedicated home pet euthanasia service. We provide gentle, compassionate and professional care so that your pet feels calm and at peace in their own home. A trip to a veterinary clinic can be stressful for pets and people.

What happens during the Angel Paws home pet euthanasia visit?

Dr Catherine will arrive at your home and calmly and quietly introduce herself to you and your pet. Paperwork and payment will be completed and you will have plenty of time to cuddle your pet. All pets will be sedated first so they are calm and relaxed. This process can take about 30 minutes. When you feel ready to say goodbye, your pet will receive an injection. You and your pet won't be rushed. 

Do Angel Paws arrange cremation?

Angel Paws will discuss cremation or burial options with you prior to your housecall visit.

Can we claim the cost of pet euthanasia through pet insurance?

Angel Paws recommends you speak to your insurance company.

Are we allowed to cuddle our pet during the euthanasia? 

Angel Paws encourages you and your family and other pets to be present during the euthanasia. However, we understand if you prefer to leave the room during the euthanasia.

What is the cost?

Angel Paws will be happy to discuss cost with you. Please provide us with your suburb and size of your beloved pet. 

Which areas do you visit?

As of 1st January 2019 we are focusing on helping the pet owners of Ipswich with gentle pet euthanasia at home. 

Coping with grief

If you are having difficulty coping with issues of pet loss please speak with a therapist who will understand and support you 


Pets and People operate a 24 / 7 Pet Loss Support Line Australia: 1300 431 450  (fees apply)

Crisis helpline: Lifeline.org.au ph 13 11 14 


"A departure that was filled with compassion"

When faced with the agonising decision to say goodbye to our beloved dog “Blossom” I had genuine sadness and anxiety regarding organising the whole process.

Blossom was well into her old lady years and was living a cruel life of debilitating pain and severe mobility issues. A decision had to be made quickly to ensure she had the most appropriate send off to rainbow bridge. A departure that was filled with compassion, low stress, and depicted how much we loved her. We also had the difficulty of moving her so needed a solution in the comfort of our own home.

Dr Catherine’s at home service was exceptional. The attention to detail gave us so much confidence Blossom departed this world surrounded with everything we wished for and more. Dr Catherine even supplied a small quantity of BBQ chicken (Blossom's favourite meal), and ensured she was happy, comfortable and surrounded by loving support. The process was beautifully done and so peaceful. We even received a beautiful card with Blossom's paw print to remember her forever.

I can not recommend this at home service more highly. Having this whole process done in the comfort of Blossom's home instead of a cold sterile vet surgery was above our expectations. Dr Catherine was compassionate and listened to our concerns and tailored a wonderful service.

Thank you for such a memorable departure of our much loved pet.

Oxley, Qld 


Comments received after Angel Paws Veterinary Care performed a home pet euthanasia visit for Mary and Morris the elderly rescue dogs with Happy Tails Rescue:

'Thankyou very much Catherine. It was a beautiful day for her (Mary) yesterday.  She is a very loved girl and I will miss her everyday' 

Lauren (Brisbane)

'Thankyou so much for helping Mary cross the rainbow bridge. You are a beautiful and compassionate person and we appreciate your kindness.' Mykeala (Brisbane)

'Thank you so very much Catherine. There was not anyone else we would've had there than you.'  


'Thank you so very much Catherine, your kindness and compassion were very much appreciated.  Your wonderful care of Morris made a sad time so much more bearable for everyone present, especially his Mum.  He is loved, he is free, he is with Mary now.  Thankyou xx.' 



More comments: 

'I would just like to thank you for tonight in euthanasing my darling cat Bella... she went so peacefully with me cuddling her.  We were all treated with such a peaceful manner as well.'  Judy  

''Thankyou to Dr Catherine from Angel Paws veterinary care.  A Vet with compassion, empathy, consideration, patience, professional in assisting the transition of my fur babies leaving this earth in the comfort of my home.  It was a beautiful farewell...' Debbie

'We would all like to thank you for the way you handled such a delicate situation.  Your compassion and kind nature was so much appreciated.' Wendy and Family 

'A big thankyou to Dr Catherine from all of Rusty's family for making his last moments so peaceful and pain free. We didn't think we could do it but your support made all the difference.  Thank you again for your exceptional assistance today.'  Kristal

Please see our Facebook page for more testimonials

Contact form

Angel Paws are available in the Ipswich areas by appointment only. Please call / text us on 0481 086 086 or use the contact form above. 

Angel Paws are not able to provide emergency pet euthanasia and generally require several days notice for appointments.

For emergency vet care please call University of Queensland 24 Hour Small Animal Hospital at Gatton on 5460 1788.

Angel Paws recommends RSPCA Pets at Rest Cremations


ph 0437 686 999 

Angel Paws Veterinary Care

0481 086 086

Business Hours

By appointment


Member of the Australian Veterinary Association and International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care

Angel Paws donates money from every appointment to animal welfare charities

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