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Grief Counseling for Pets Pocatello 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.

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

Gina Judd
(208) 232-2263
Pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Cathy Brydon
(208) 237-1711
Chubbuck, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Eating Disorders, Aging/Gerontological, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Barbara A Yates
Chubbuck, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Peter Billings
(208) 830-5059
Boise, ID
Practice Areas
Career Development, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Japanese

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

John Condron
(208) 478-9551
Pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Clinical Mental Health, Rehabilitation, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

John Hochhalter
(208) 237-1711
pocatello, ID
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Couples & Family, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Bannock Animal Medical Center
(208) 237-3934
5262 Yellowstone Avenue
Pocatello, ID
Services
Veterinary Services
Hours
Mon-Fri 8:00 AM-6:00 PM, Sat 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM, Sunday Closed

Ms. Brhe A Minkler
(208) 228-5627
Bridgeway Health Services1032 S. Bridgeway Place Suite, #110
Eagle, ID
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Eating Disorders, Attachment & Women's Issues, Bipolar Disorder
Qualification
School: Northwest Nazarene University
Year of Graduation: 2011
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any
Gender: All
Age: Children (6 to 10),Preteens / Tweens (11 to 13),Adolescents / Teenagers (14 to 19),Adults,Elders (65+)
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: No
Accepts Credit Cards: Yes

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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