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:





Heart's Ease Veterinary Care

1437 Story Ave

Louisville, KY 40206

Education and Resources



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


Veterinary Society for Hospice and Palliative Care:


American Association of Human-Aimal Bond Veterinarians:



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:


Michigan State Univ College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support


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


Good Grief Center:


Washington State Univ College of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Hotline :


*Local Kentuckiana-

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




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