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Grief Counseling for Pets Missoula 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.

Dr. Craig Ravesloot
(406) 708-4992
101 E. Broadway
Missoula, MT
Specialties
Depression, Anxiety or Fears, Loss or Grief, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: University of Montana
Year of Graduation: 1995
Years In Practice: 15+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $120
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Accepted Insurance Plans: Allegiance

Ancare Veterinary Clinic
(406) 728-0408
1440 S Russell St
Missoula, MT

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Missoula Veterinary Specialty
(406) 541-9805
1914 S Reserve St
Missoula, MT

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Card, Shoni L, Dvm - Pruyn Veterinary Hospital
(406) 829-8150
2501 S Russell St
Missoula, MT

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Missoula Veterinary Clinic
(406) 251-2400
3701 Old Us Highway 93
Missoula, MT

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Sherilyn Knight-Rossiter
(406) 544-6182
Missoula, MT
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Emergency Animal Clinic
(406) 829-9300
1914 S Reserve St
Missoula, MT

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Weber, Margaret, Dvm - Ancare Veterinary Clinic
(406) 728-0408
1440 S Russell St
Missoula, MT

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Four Paws Acupuncture Clinic
(406) 542-3838
2625 Connery Way
Missoula, MT

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Bluemountain Veterinary Hosp
(406) 251-4150
4646 Buckhouse Ln
Missoula, MT

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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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