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Grief Counseling for Pets Billings MT

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.

Robert Hagstrom Jr
(406) 245-4005
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Dennis Cox
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, Master Addictions Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Robyn Butler-Hall
(406) 248-9808
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Billings Animal Family Hospital
(406) 545-7311
1321 N 27th Street
Billings, MT
Hours
Monday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Tuesday 7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Wednesday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Thursday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Friday 7:00 AM - 5:30 PM
Saturday 7:30 AM - 1:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Boarding, Animal Daycare, Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Medical Specialties, Veterinary Surgery

Seddon, Olivia M, Dvm - Caring Hands Veterinary Hosp
(406) 656-6320
533 S 24th St W
Billings, MT

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Robyn Butler-Hall
(406) 668-0601
1597 Avenue D
Billings, MT
Specialties
PTSD & Childhood abuse/neglect, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Impulse Control Disorders
Qualification
School: Columbia TC/Montana State University
Year of Graduation: 1969
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults
Average Cost
$100 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Larry Fritz
(406) 238-9890
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
Certified Clinical Mental Health Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Joseph Cassidy
Billings, MT
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

A Home Veterinarian
(406) 839-5763
555 Box Elder Creek Rd
Billings, MT
Services
Home Veterinary Service for large or small pets
Hours
By appointment

Ms. Ashley Olsen
Praxis Pain Solutions, Inc.
(406) 600-5606
1001 West Oak, Ste B
Bozeman, MT
Credentials
Credentials: MSW, LCSW
Licensed in Montana
10 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Depression, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Physical Illness/Impairment, Stress, Life Transitions, Sleep Disorders
Populations Served
Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Disabled, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents, 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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