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Grief Counseling for Pets Bennington VT

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.

Dana Mann
(917) 202-3738
Bennington, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Corrections/Offenders, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Greylock Animal Hospital
(413) 347-9988
1028 State Road
North Adams, MA
Promotion
New Clients Always Welcome! Ask about our multiple pet discounts!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

MT Anthony Veterinary Hospital
(802) 442-4324
832 West Rd
Bennington, VT

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Hudson, J Kelly, Dvm - Mt Anthony Veterinary Hospital
(802) 442-4324
832 West Rd
Bennington, VT

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Ms. Doris Tillotson
Doris E Tillotson LICSW, BCD
(802) 865-1191
85 South Street
Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW, BCD
Licensed in Vermont
28 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59)

Data Provided by:
Marc Cohen
(802) 257-0319
Bennington, VT
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Adams Veterinary Clinic
(413) 337-1914
83 Summer Street
Adams, MA
Promotion
New Clients & Patients Always Welcome!
Hours
Monday Closed
Tuesday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Thursday 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
Friday 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Bird Vet, Exotic Animal Vet, Reptile Vet, Small Animal Vet, Veterinarians, Veterinary Vaccinations

Morris, Linda, Dvm - West Mountain Animal Hospital
(802) 447-7723
1726 Harwood Hill Rd
Bennington, VT

Data Provided by:
Ms. Rebecca Sherlock
(802) 865-7878
Whiteface St. [near Kennedy Dr. & Hinesburg Rd.]
So. Burlington, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
30 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Gender Identity, Life Transitions, Psych
Populations Served
ACOA (Adult Children of Alcoholics), Children of Divorce, Transgendered, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adolescents (13-17), Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

Data Provided by:
Ms. Michele O'Neill
(802) 453-4349
PO Box 3
Monkton, VT
Credentials
Credentials: LICSW
Licensed in Vermont
31 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Depression, Grief/Loss, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Disabled, Chronic Illness, Obese or Overweight
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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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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