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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. 


Monthly Pet Loss Support Group in Louisville

We have a monthly pet los support group that

meets the THIRD Thursday of each month the 

office of Heart's Ease.

We meet from 6:15- 7:15 pm.

ADDRESS: 1437 Story Ave Louisville, KY 40206

Please Pre-register/RSVP by calling or emailing:


There is no fee for this program.

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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 University for a more extensive list. We also have a small library at our office and would be glad to recommend of loan books out to our clients.


Grieving the Death of a Pet 

Betty Carmack

Healing Circles: Grieving, Healing and Bonding with our Animal Companions

Joy Davy


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

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