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Grief Counseling for Pets Nederland TX

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.

Ann Cloys McFarland
(409) 840-9722
Beaumont, TX
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Fannett Veterinary Clinic
(409) 794-2712
18573 Fm 365 Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Delaware Animal Clinic
(409) 892-2821
4010 Delaware St
Beaumont, TX

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Seymour, Scott A, Dvm - Beaumont West Animal Care
(409) 866-9900
1725 N Major Dr
Beaumont, TX

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Mrs. Dawn Lakamsani
Seniority Counseling
(512) 218-9555
3710 Cedar Street Box 19
Austin, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Aging, Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Bipolar Disorders, Couple or Marital Issues, Depression, Family Dysfunction, Grief/Loss, Interpersonal Relationships, Multicultural Issues, Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder, Pain Mana
Populations Served
Disabled, Sensory Impaired (hearing, vision, etc), Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Chronic Illness, Cancer Patients
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Wilcox Veterinary Clinic
(409) 962-9668
3548 E Parkway St
Groves, TX

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Custer, Lamon, Dvm - Dowlen Road Veterinary Ctr
(409) 860-4386
2396 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Dowlen Road Veterinary Ctr
(409) 860-4386
2396 Dowlen Rd
Beaumont, TX

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Dr. Lynn Hagan
Cohen Associates, PA
(281) 556-0280
1505 Highway 6 South #195
Houston, TX
Credentials
Credentials: PsyD, LCSW
Licensed in Texas
15 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Career/Employment Concerns, Couple or Marital Issues, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Stress, Trauma/PTSD, Education/Personal Development, Life Transitions
Populations Served
Gifted
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Young Adults (18-25), Adults (26-59), Seniors (60 +)

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Mrs. Joanna Jones
Joanna A. Jones Counseling and Support Services
(713) 826-5032
4434 Bluebonnet Suite 116
Stafford, TX
Credentials
Credentials: LCSW
Licensed in Texas
33 Years of Experience
Problems Served
Anxiety/Panic Disorders, Attention Deficit (Hyperactivity) Disorder, Autism/PDD, Child Abuse and Neglect, Depression, Developmental Disability, Grief/Loss, Infertility, Interpersonal Relationships, Learning Disabilities, Physical Illness/Impairment, Pregna
Populations Served
Disabled, Alzheimer's, Caregivers, Brain/Head Injured
Membership Organizations
HelpPro.com
Age Groups Served
Preschool (Under 6), Children (6-12), Adolescents (13-17), 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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