Resources

Education and Resources

 

 

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

https://iaahpc.org

 

Ohio State University: Honoring the Bond

https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/companion/our-services/honoring-bond-support-pet-owners

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

502-694-9488

marie@bridgemindbody.com

www.bridgemindbody.com

 

 

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:

https://vetsocialwork.utk.edu/pet-loss-support-group-2/

 

Online Organizations and Academic Resources:

Joy Davy:

Pet Grief and Pet Love

 

Argus Institute:

https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/vth/animal-health/grieving-the-loss-of-a-pet/

 

Letters to Pushkin

 

Association for Pet Loss & Bereavement: 

www.aplb.org

 

 

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

https://vet.osu.edu/vmc/companion/our-services/honoring-bond-support-pet-owners/pet-loss-suggested-reading