Dr. Good has carefully crafted a euthanasia policy over 20 years of practice one that best works for the animal and the owner while preserving the integrity and philosophy of her practice. Choosing to euthanize an animal is a deeply impactful decision, and, like an ecosystem, affects everyone involved the pet, the family, and the doctor.
Dr. Good must be connected with the animal in order to mercifully end that animal's life. They must have a relationship, a trust, and a history that makes sense of the difficult conclusion that has been consensually reached.
Therefore, Dr. Good only euthanizes her own patients those who have been in discussion and contact for the recent decline, or, if under extraordinary circumstances, those patients who require immediate relief.