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Education and Resources



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


Ohio State University: Honoring the Bond

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. 

*Local Kentuckiana Counseling

Marie Coma-Thompson, LPCA




Monthly Pet Loss Support group


*Since the start of COVID we have not been hosting our Pet Loss Group. 

We do recommend this wonderful resource for a VIRTUAL Pet Loss Group that meets monthly through the University of Tennessee's Veterinary Social Work Program:


Online Organizations and Academic Resources:

Joy Davy:

Pet Grief and Pet Love


Argus Institute:


Letters to Pushkin


Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement:



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 University

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