Advanced Veterinary Care

1500 125th Ave NE
Blaine , MN 55449


 End of Life Resources & Pet Memorials

If you are looking for an in-home humane euthanasia, please consider:

Blue Skies Pet Euthanasia Home

Pet Euthanasia at Home - MN Pets

Home | Lap of Love

Homepage - Home With Dignity

Please review the two documents below for more information on Quality of Life and Bereavement Support.

Our pets are members of the family, companions during the happy times and steadfast support during difficult times. And although their lives are too brief, we hold their memories dear.

The team at Advanced Veterinary Care would like to remember and honor the friends that are no longer with us.

If you are interested in having a memorial for your pet featured on our website please send us at least one photo (in .png or .jpg format), the name of your pet, and an (optional) short blurb.

To email us a picture to be added to our Pet Memorials page, please click HERE


Bridget Bridget Bridget


Bridget stole my heart and now my heart is broken. Every time I think of jogging together and the way she would look up at me so loving and happy, I cry  Puttering around the house I still find myself talking out loud to her. Trips to the bathroom are uneventful with nobody to sing to and smooch, or scratchy belly and butt. We connected so deeply.

Bridget taught me to be patient for the good things in life. She reminded me what it’s like to be blindly passionate. Was oblivious to everything until she solved a puzzle or tore out and successfully destroyed a squeaker. She would run like the wind and jump even when she didn’t have to, but just because she wanted to fly. Chased frisbees and bumpers on land or water until she couldn’t see straight. I wonder how many hundreds of miles we walked together She knew joy.

She showed me it’s important to do what makes me happiest. I couldn’t wait to get home to her warm, pure heart. She made every day wonderful. I will forever miss loving her and being loved by her.

I dearly love my fur babies, each one so special. Bridget touched us all with her kind, gentle soul. We had a great ride together.

Thank you,
Sue, Bruce, Lucy, and Joni






Lady had a heart of gold. She was kind, loving and gentle spirited. She also was quite smelly and could never seem to keep her teeth or tongue where they belonged but I will miss everything about her. It's an awfully quiet home without a bulldog around! Lady will always be loved and remembered. <3 Yurichs

Puck and Sir Hamlet the Brave  Puck and Sir Hamlet the Brave

Puck and Sir Hamlet the Brave

I miss Puck (the Gray) and Sir Hamlet the Brave (White) every day, and feel so blessed that they chose me to be their human. I also am incredibly grateful for the care and compassion shown by all the AVC staff in Puck and Hammie's old age and passing. No doubt they are snuggled up together in a sunbeam in kitty heaven. 




What an incredibly funny and sweet boy he was. He brought so much joy to the lives of all who met him. We miss him making noise with empty bottles and constantly hogging the fan. 

I have never met an animal who I connected to so deeply, every day I think about and miss him tons. Thanks for taking such great care of him here. 



Junior was a awesome cat. He loved climb on you for a little love. He was always hanging out in one of the kids rooms. 

He loved sitting on the bathroom counter in the morning watching everyone get ready for their day. He left behind his dog and cat brothers and sisters, all of whom are missing him. 

He also left behind loving family that miss him dearly. We will remember him and love him forever. Rest in Peace Junior.


Bubbles and Pumpkin  Bubbles and Pumpkin

Bubbles and Pumpkin

Forever in our hearts.  We will never forget you.  I bet you’re snuggling with your little buddy Pumpkin.  

Love, love, love both of you. You filled our home and hearts with so much joy!



Bella  Bella  Bella


My sweet Bella, To many you were just a dog. To me, you were my best friend, my faithful companion, my unconditional love and my ride or die. We have our 14 years of great memories like our numerous road trips, vacations, car rides, swimming in the lake, picnics, cheeseburgers, ice cream and just hanging out at home chilling and watching Food Network (the station I always left on for you when you had to stay home alone.) You were there for me in the rough times. You never left my side when I was sick or after a surgery or hospital stay. You loved me back to life after what I thought was the worst heartbreak of my life but now I know that was nothing compared to losing you. You were always there when I walked in the door, waiting patiently for me to come home. Whenever I went on a business trip, a weekend away or even when I would have to leave you at the vet for a day, I always said "be a good girl and remember mama always comes back for you." So run free Bella. Take in all the sights and sounds. Eat cheeseburgers and ice cream. Find Grandpa and he will hold your paw and give you belly rubs. You can tell him how much we miss him and fill him in on everything he's missed. Be a good girl my sweet Bella Boo and rest assured, mama will come back for you, it just might take a little longer this time.


Charlie Ekman

November 27, 2005–April 9, 2022

Charlie, Charles, Charlie-Barley. We are so fortunate that you joined our family at 11 months old, and we are forever grateful to you for so many years of love and snuggles. Goodbye little sweetie; go and find your cousins.


Hershey Ekman

June 11, 2005—November 4, 2023

We are so thankful for the 18 years you filled our hearts with love and companionship. We’ll always remember your “Flying Nun” ears and expressive eyes! Goodbye sweet girl; go play with Charlie.