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Grief Counseling for Pets Lawrence KS

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. Nomi Redding
Nomi Redding, LSCSW
(785) 842-2700
2500 W. 31st St. Suite G1-B
Lawrence, KS
Credentials
Credentials: LSCSW
Licensed in Kansas
35 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Pain Management, Parenting Issues, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Education/
Populations Served
Children of Divorce, Gay/Lesbian/Bisexual, Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients, Grandparents
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Vickie Hull
(785) 260-2333
1201 Wakarusa Dr.
Lawrence, KS
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Mood Disorders
Qualification
School: Kansas State University: 2004
Years In Practice: 7 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$90 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Clinton Parkway Animal Hospital
(888) 727-8534
4340 Clinton Pkwy
Lawrence, KS

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Haggard, Jon, Dvm - Eudora Animal Hospital
(785) 542-3265
1905 Elm St
Eudora, KS

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Oskaloosa Animal Clinic
(785) 863-3275
10605 Mccall Dr
Oskaloosa, KS

Data Provided by:
Linda Blackburn Grunz
(785) 766-7308
Lawrence, KS
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, School, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Animal Hospital Of Lawrence
(785) 842-0609
701 Michigan St
Lawrence, KS

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Lewis Veterinary Clinic
(785) 843-1901
3101 W 6th St
Lawrence, KS

Data Provided by:
Chaloupka, Shera, Dvm - Oskaloosa Animal Clinic
(785) 863-3275
10605 Mccall Dr
Oskaloosa, KS

Data Provided by:
Ms. Karen Rowinsky
Rowinsky Counseling Services
(913) 663-3511
10551 Barkley Street, Suite 320
Overland Park, KS
Credentials
Credentials: LMSW
Licensed in Kansas
3 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Parenting Issues, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions, Women's Issues
Populations Served
Caregivers, Step Families, Chronic Illness
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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