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:
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.
Online Organizations and Academic Resources:
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 :
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
Healing Circles: Grieving, Healing and Bonding with our Animal Companions
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
Speaking for Spot
Dr. Nancy Kay, DVM
Pets Living with Cancer
Robin Downing, DVM
The Ohio State Univ