Pets have been great companions for mankind. They are considered to be both friends and family. Once they are gone, the love and the bond that was shared between a pet and its owner continues and is treasured by the owner for the rest of their days. However, simply burying the body of a lost pet or even saving its ashes may not do their love justice so the Centre of Veterinary Diagnosis and Technology Transfer, at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, has decided to launch a service called ‘From Love into Gem’ that uses a scientific process to transform bone ashes into precious gemstones that will forever remind the owners of the fond memories of their pets.
The two types of products available are the gemstone and the accessories containing the gemstone. Clients can pick the shape and colour of the gemstone, and the type of accessory that they want. The production requires 10g of bone ashes. If the owner brings the pet’s body or skeleton to be cremated, additional fees for cremation and ash collection will be charged based on the weight. The service is available for dogs, cats, birds, snakes, and fish. For other animals, owners are encouraged to make an enquiry for further information. The cost starts at 4,500 baht for a gemstone and 5,500 baht for an accessory piece containing the gemstone.
The Centre of Veterinary Diagnosis and Technology Transfer was founded to provide diagnostic services for animal hospitals, livestock farms, and private organisations in the region and nationwide. Moreover, it has also recognised the importance of the bond between pets and owners and launched the “LOVE” afterlife service which offers funeral organisation and pet taxidermy, attracting a lot of interest from pet lovers who regard their animal companions as family members.
Those who are interested can contact the centre via its Facebook page, Center of Veterinary Diagnosis and Technology Transfer, CMU, or call 053 948041-42 or 094 6362641 from 8.30 am to 4.30 pm every day (including holidays).