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Pet Loss Support

All pet owners know the pain of losing a beloved companion animal. Although society has been slow to fully recognize these deaths as a valid loss, the grief pet owners feel is very real, and can be overwhelming. Responses to pet loss are often as emotional and gut wrenching as the grief responses accompanying the loss of a human friend or family member. Bereaved pet owners suffer disruptions in both their personal and professional lives due to their feelings of grief.

At Pet Care Veterinary Hospital, we truly understand the wide range of emotions resulting from the death of our furry, feathered, or scaled loved ones. We want our clients to know that these feelings are both natural and normal and that any attempt to suppress feelings of grief can sometimes prolong the healing process.

Our purpose is to help you find comfort during this stressful time. We have gathered together websites, books, and local sources to assist you through your journey to find peace.

Local Resources

Pet Loss SupportFrom Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice: “We understand how heartbreaking the loss of your faithful companion can be, and we would like to offer our support during this sad time. As a part of our commitment to the human–animal bond and our clients, we have formed the first pet loss support group for those in the Hampton Roads area who have suffered the loss of a pet. Meetings alternate between the Main Library in Hampton and the Central Library in Virginia Beach. Details regarding the group’s facilitators and schedule will be posted on our website and the support group’s Facebook page each month. Erin Freeman, MSEd will be facilitating these meetings along with Dr. Carmack. Please contact us if we can assist you at any time.”

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