Pet Loss Support
The Gentle Doctor.
Our animal friends bring us much happiness. It is very hard that their lives are so short. If you feel your pet's health declining and is unable to enjoy its usual activities, please contact us.
Every family and doctor has different feelings as to deciding what is the right time to make the decision to end a pet's life. We will do our best to help you through this difficult process.
Coping with the loss of your family pet can be difficult and take a very long time. Below are some resources we feel are helpful for bringing closure to the grieving process.
Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group for adults started in January 2012. Susanna Horner is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker with expertise in pet loss will facilitate these meetings. The support group will begin at 6 PM and usually last 60-90 minutes. The support group is free of charge and open to the public. The group meets at the Virginia Beach Central Library and the Hampton Library.
Dr. Tyler Cormac has listed many other valuable resources on her web page, including children's books on the topic of pet loss.
Pet Loss Support Telephone Hotlines
The Ohio State University
Monday, Wednesday, Friday
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. CST
University of California-Davis
6:30 – 9:30 p.m. PST
University of Florida-Gainesville
7:00 – 9:00 p.m. EST
Chicago Veterinary Medical Association
Leave a voice mail anytime.
Calls returned collect between
7:00 and 9:00 p.m. CST weekdays.
Online Pet Loss Support
ASPCA Pet Loss Resources
Children & Pet Loss
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine: "Helping children cope."
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine's Recommended Reading List
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine: "Additional pets- Do they grieve?"
The OSU College of Veterinary Medicine: "Coping with pet loss."
Would You Like to Light a Candle in Memory of Aspen? Use the link below and remember to use the group code ACCHR.
Would you like us to include a memorial to your pet? Please provide a written memorial and we will be honored to include it on our site. For every memorial we publish, we will make a donation to the National Monument to Military Working Dog Teams.