Serving Louisville, Southern Indiana & Surrounding Areas

Dr. Courtney Bennett DVM                  502-715-2536                info@heartseasevet.com

 

Heart's Ease Veterinary Care LLC

Resources

Monthly Pet Loss Support group

 

We will be continuing to offer an ongoing monthly adult support group for pet loss. This ongoing monthly group will start July 19th at a *new location. We will meet on the third Thursday of each month from 6:15-7:15pm.

 

There is no cost for this group and please call or email to pre-register:

502-715-2636   info@heartseasevet.com

 

 

Location:

Heart's Ease Veterinary Care

1437 Story Ave

Louisville, KY 40206

Education and Resources

 

 

International Association of Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC):

www.iaahpc.gov

 

Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care:

http://www.vethospicesociety.org

 

American Association of Human-Aimal Bond Veterinarians:

http://aahabv.org

 

 

AVMA's Guidelines for Veterinary Hospice Care

 

 

 

Pet Loss and Grief Support

 

It is important to remember that there is a network available for you during these difficult times - you are not alone. Feelings of overwhelment, grief and sadness are normal and we want to be here for you and help you receive the care and support you need. Please do not hesitate to contact Dr. Bennett to privately discuss your needs and emotions during any stage of grief or loss involving your beloved animal. 

 

 

 

Online Organizations and Academic Resources:

 

Pet Grief and Pet Love

 

Argus Institute

 

Letters to Pushkin

 

Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement: 

www.aplb.org

 

Michigan State Univ College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support

http://cvm.msu.edu/hospital/services/veterinary-hospice-care

 

University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine C.A.R.E.: 

http://vetmed.illinois.edu/CARE/

 

Good Grief Center:

http://www.goodgriefcenter.com/default.php

 

Washington State Univ College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Hotline : 

http://www.vetmed.wsu.edu/plhl/

 

*Local Kentuckiana-

Chances Spot: *Online support group Thursdays 9:00pm EST

www.chancesspot.com

 

 

 

These are a few of the books that are top of our list. There are many, many books available and you may refer to The Ohio State Univeristy  for a more extensive list:

 

Grieving the Death of a Pet 

Betty Carmack

 

Kindred Spirit, Kindred Care: Making Health Decisions on Behalf of Our Animal Companions

Dr. Shannon Fujimoto Nakaya, DVM

 

Goodbye, Friend: Healing Wisdom for Anyone Who Has Ever Lost a Pet

Gary Kowalski

 

Speaking for Spot

Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM

 

Pets Living with Cancer

Robin Downing, DVM

 

The Ohio State Univ

http://vet.osu.edu/vmc/suggested-reading-list