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Grief Counseling

If you consider a pet a beloved friend, companion, or family member you will also experience the intense pain that accompanies the eventual loss of that friend. The following organizations provide support in coping with that grief. Further information can be found here.

Recommended Reading:
Saying Goodbye to Buddy” – a book intended to help children process and grieve the loss of pet. Written by Jennifer Walz and Jinna Russel. Featuring Jennifer Lavender, DVM

530-752-4200 or 800-565-1526
Staffed by University of California Davis veterinary students
Staffed by Chicago VMA
88-ISU-PLSH (888-478-7574)
Staffed by Iowa State University veterinary students and volunteers
Staffed by Michigan State University veterinary students
614-292-1823; e-mail,
Staffed by the Ohio State University veterinary students
Staffed by Tufts University veterinary students
Staffed by Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Staffed by Washington State University veterinary students
217-244-2273(CARE) or 877-394-2273(CARE)
Staffed by University of Illinois veterinary students
Staffed by Cornell University veterinary students