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.
From 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.”
Thank you to everyone. I already thought Dr. Bean was an amazing vet when he sat on the floor with my kitties to do their exams, now I realize he cares about his patients on ALL levels, as well as their parents. I highly recommend this office.
They all were amazingly compassionate people, and truly were hurt from hearing the news. They also care for our Lesser Sulfur Crested Cockatoo that we still have and will for many years to come. They have helped with everything from checking her health after over 14 years of being at a vet clinic to getting her foods shifted over to a much more healthy diet.
Dr Hulls was very good with our 5 yr old Macaw. Explained to us very well everything he was doing or had to do. Will be bringing our Carl back when he's due...Thank You
My pet ate part of a rug and although I thought she had passed it, there was still someone her intestines. She had surgery and then we had some issues that made me nervous. The staff was wonderful when I was so stressed out and helpful when I came in (daily) with new issues.
Pet Care Veterinary Hospital has provided the BEST care for my dog. Since moving to Virginia Beach, 7 years ago, I went to 2 other veterinarian services before luckily finding Dr. Partlow and Dr. Hulls, who I credit for saving my dog's life and keeping him in perfect health. The care that the staff takes is just as if their animal patients are their very own pets. I couldn't love and trust Pet Care Veterinary Hospital more, and I highly recommend them!