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Grief Counseling for Pets Moscow ID

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. Catherine Brown
C Kuhn Brown PhD LLC
(509) 334-4500
P.O. Box 1144
Pullman, WA
Credentials
Credentials: PhD
Licensed in Washington
13 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Child Abuse and Neglect, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Dissociative Disorders, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Phobias, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregnancy/Childbirth, Sexual Abuse/Rape, Spiritual/Religio
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mobile Pet Vet
(208) 882-2584
1172 Flannigan Creek Rd
Viola, ID

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Willoughby, Allison, DVM - North Palouse Veterinary Clini
(208) 875-1096
1010 Travis Rd
Potlatch, ID

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Tanya Forsman
(208) 793-0918
275 South 5th Avenue
Pocatello, ID
Specialties
Relationship Issues, Loss or Grief, stress management
Qualification
School: Idaho State University
Year of Graduation: 1989
Years In Practice: 20+ Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Adults,Elders (65+)
Average Cost
$100 - $110
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: APS Healthcare

Suzanne Godfrey
(208) 529-4673
Idaho Falls, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Animal Clinic & Hospital
(208) 882-4712
1222 S Logan St
Moscow, ID

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North Palouse Veterinary Clnc
(208) 875-1096
1010 Travis Rd
Potlatch, ID

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Cynthia Ellis
(208) 336-1900
Boise, ID
Practice Areas
Eating Disorders, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Sheri Carson
(208) 733-1321
Twin Falls, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Laura Harrawood
(208) 282-3158
Pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Counselor Education, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

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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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