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Grief Counseling for Pets Front Royal VA

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.

Nansy Steinhorn-Galloway
(540) 665-0252
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Donald J Vernon
(540) 722-9172
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Kimberly Hart
(540) 662-2122
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Mimi Fleury Mayfield
(540) 986-4543
Behavioral Resources, PLC134 W Piccadilly Street
Winchester, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: James Madison University
Year of Graduation: 2004
Years In Practice: 4 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100+
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

Animalia Mobile Clinic
(540) 931-0889
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
Promotion
New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday 24 Hours
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday 24 Hours
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Dr. Sherri M. Yoder
(540) 738-0108
Sherri M. Yoder, PsyD, BCBA-D, Private Practice307 South Loudon Street
Winchester, VA
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Child or Adolescent, Loss or Grief, Personality Disorders
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: Female
Age: Adults,Children
Average Cost
$120 - $150
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No

Susan Gum Catlett
(540) 662-7656
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Career Development, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Steven Singer
(540) 662-2202
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Susan Smoot
(540) 662-3455
Winchester, VA
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Silver Spring Veterinary
(540) 686-1939
241 Garber Ln
Winchester , VA
Promotion
New clients welcome! Call today to schedule an appointment!
Hours
Monday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Wednesday Closed
Thursday 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Friday 8:30 AM - 8:00 PM
Saturday 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Sunday Closed
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Emergency Veterinary Clinic, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary House Calls, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

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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