Veterinary Referral Cremation Services (VRCS) has a long and proud history providing caring, professional cremation services to veterinarians and their clients. We are the only cremation facility in the Ottawa-Carleton region owned and operated by veterinarians.
Our facility has been designed with you in mind; the last thing you want to worry about during this difficult time is the type of facility your pet will be going to. We use top of the line human crematoria to cremate pets. VRCS is an International Association of Pet Cemeteries Accredited Facility. We strive to constantly improve so that your pet will receive the highest standards of care.
We understand our ethical obligations to you, your pet and the environment. Our facility is maintained and run in an environmentally-friendly way, and is inspected as required by the Ministry of the Environment.
Overlooking the Ottawa River, our Pathway of Life, Gazebo and scatter grounds provide a beautiful visiting place to honour and remember your loved ones.
As an Accredited IAOPCC facility, we must meet comprehensive professional, operational and ethical standards for pet crematoria. Dr. Hobart, one of our owners chaired the IAOPCC Pet Cremation Standards subcommittee and authored most of the standards and accreditation processes.
We are also members of the Cremation Association of North America (CANA) and the Pet Loss Professionals Alliance (PLPA).
Our Commitment to You
Our commitment to quality care is rooted in our lifelong dedication to all animals, and is reflected by our professional standing. Your pet will be treated with dignity and respect by our trained operators. We know your pet deserves it. We are committed to helping you commemorate your beloved pet, and to celebrating the memories of your lost loved one.
If you choose to have the cremains of your pet returned, be assured that those cremains will consist of 100 percent of the retrievable ashes of your pet and your pet alone.