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Grief Counseling for Pets Ashland OH

As we tend to the animals in our care, we will lose patients to death despite our best efforts. Often at these times, we are exposed to the emotions of the families who have loved them. For some, there are dramatic outbursts; for others, emotions will be put on hold for private moments.

Ms. Karen Collins
Karen Collins-Licensed Independent Social Worker
(419) 612-9281
Couples, Marriage, Family, Divorce and Individual Counseling 334 Townview C
Mansfield, OH
Credentials
Credentials: LISW, MSW
Licensed in Ohio
5 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Behavioral Problems, Career/Employment Concerns, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Domestic Violence, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Tran
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59)

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Cynthia Roby
(419) 756-2828
Mansfield, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Claremont Veterinary Clinic
(419) 289-0009
1826 Claremont Ave
Ashland, OH

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Akers, Jody, Dvm - Akers Veterinary Hospital
(419) 756-4400
885 S Main St
Mansfield, OH

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Byland Animal Hospital
(419) 994-5515
529 Wooster Rd
Loudonville, OH

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Morven Baker
(419) 606-9091
Ashland, OH
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Jeffrey W Gray
(419) 529-5479
Mansfield, OH
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Akers Veterinary Hospital
(419) 756-4400
885 S Main St
Mansfield, OH

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Veterinary Hospital
(419) 529-4161
1629 Park Ave W
Mansfield, OH

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Mc Millin R D Dvm
(419) 752-2751
2183 US Hwy 224 E
Greenwich, OH

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Respect and Accept: A Look at Grief With the Veterinary Client

Death and dying are uncomfortable subjects. For some, it stirs up painful memories of past losses. For others, it is a reminder of our mortality or the mortality of those we love.

As we tend to the animals in our care, we will lose patients to death despite our best efforts. Often at these times, we are exposed to the emotions of the families who have loved them. For some, there are dramatic outbursts; for others, emotions will be put on hold for private moments.

As different as people are, so are their reactions. No right or wrong. We must respect and accept the fact that we all grieve and express grief in our own way and in our own time, and we must be there to support our clients through this time.

Often, we’re uncomfortable with client reactions. No one likes seeing someone sad and crying, and we fumble, sometimes, in an attempt to make them feel better. Recognize, first of all, that it’s not possible to make them feel better at that time. With that in mind, there are some things you can do and some things that shouldn't be done during those times of client grief.
 
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Ø Find a place for quiet

Whatever the situation—a client rushing in with an injured pet or a pet dead on arrival, or an expected euthanasia—find a quiet place for the family. If a comfort room is not available, an exam room is the next best choice. If they need to fill out paperwork, take it with you as you escort them.

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