Forever Friends makes your experience as simple and sincere as possible.


Our Cremation Services

Whether you’ve been preparing for a loss or it’s sudden and unexpected, we know the decisions you face can be difficult and overwhelming. That’s why Forever Friends makes your experience as simple and sincere as possible. We also realize that each owner has different needs and preferences, which is why we encourage you to contact us with any special requests or considerations.


This service includes pick-up from a veterinary hospital and the private cremation of remains. Ashes are returned to the veterinary hospital in a cloth bag and decorative wooden urn. Throughout the entire cremation process, we use a detailed ID tracking system to ensure you receive the remains of your pet, and your pet alone.


With this option, the remains of multiple pets are cremated at one time. Pick-up of your pet from a veterinary hospital is available; however, ashes cannot be recovered and are not returned to you.


To support you through this difficult time, we offer the following additional services and products:

  • Private room in which to say goodbye
  • Online pet memorial

Please contact us directly with any questions, concerns, or special requests. Our goal is to honor your pet in a way that’s respectful and most comforting to you and your loved ones.

Remembering Your Faithful Companion

While everyone grieves in their own way, many people find comfort in memorializing their beloved pet in some way when the time comes. Whether it’s a small pendant, a beautiful urn, or an engraved stone, we’re here to help you find the option that feels right to you.


Monroe Veterinary Associates is proud to partner with Rochester Hope for Pets to offer our family of clients a beautiful garden as a place of peace and reflection. Located at Veterinary Specialists & Emergency Services, a commemorative brick may be purchased in remembrance of your loss and laid within the memorial garden. Proceeds benefit Rochester Hope for Pets, supporting its mission to improve the quality of life for all companion animals in the Rochester, New York area.


Creating a virtual tribute to your pet is a simple yet meaningful way to honor his or her memory. Sharing your pictures and thoughts can also be therapeutic and a natural part of the grieving process. We invite you to visit our Pet Memorial page to learn more about this option.