I had to make the heartbreaking decision to let my cat Archie go to sleep & cross rainbow bridge today. I'd agonized over it for days, my head knew it was time as I could see him deteriorating quickly, but my heart didn't want to say goodbye or make that painful decision so I wrestled over it for days. My normal vet isn't offering a home visit service at the moment due to the pandemic. My cat Archie was a very nervous ex-stay cat who hated enclosed spaces, so the cat carrier terrified him and so did travelling-I didn't want to put him through this for his final day. The receptionist at my vets told me about Cloud 9 vets, I rang them this morning in floods of tears & the lady who answered was so lovely & patient & understanding of my emotions, she told me she would speak to a vet & rang me back to say a vet could come to me in just a few hours time. The vet Andrea was so lovely, he gave me plenty of time to explain about Archie's back ground & his health history, he allowed me to talk to him about the questions & worries I had which gave me peace of mind, I never once felt rushed. Andrea has all the qualities you want in a vet, especially at such a difficult time; experience & knowledge, a love for animals, a compassionate heart for animals, compassion for owners-he understands what we are going through & can relate from his own experiences & he has a calm, friendly & professional manner. After listening to Archie's health history, seeing him & examining him, he was able to reassure me that I was doing the right thing for him. Archie was given a sedative which sent him in to a very deep sleep so he wasn't aware of what was happening, unfortunately due to his low blood pressure it took a few attempts to find a vein for the 2nd injection but Andrea reassured me that Archie wasn't aware & could not feel anything. Archie then gently passed away. His passing was calm & peaceful, all that I could wish for. I would recommend Cloud 9 vets, yes for most people like me it is an expensive service, but to me it's worth it to be able to give my beloved cats a calm & peaceful passing in familiar surroundings where they are at their happiest & least stressed. Thank you Andrea & Cloud 9 for making such a difficult & painful time more bearable & for giving Archie a peaceful passing. Rest in peace my beautiful boy Archie, I know you'll be back with your feline friend Vinnie at Rainbow bridge until I can be with you all once again.