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Grief Counseling for Pets Sparks NV

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.

Melinda Harnish
(775) 722-8475
Sparks, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor
Language Proficiencies
Spanish

Jacalyn Gallagher
(775) 772-3263
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, School, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified School Counselor, National Certified Counselor

Vickie Gish
(775) 690-7628
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Childhood & Adolescence, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Mental Health/Agency Counseling
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Baring Boulevard Veterinary Hospital
(775) 636-7855
700 Baring Blvd.
Sparks, NV
Hours
Monday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Tuesday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Wednesday 7:30 AM - 6:30 PM
Thursday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Friday 7:30 AM - 8:30 PM
Saturday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Services
Animal Flea Control, Animal Microchipping, Declawing, Small Animal Vet, Spaying/Neutering, Veterinarians, Veterinary Dentistry, Veterinary Euthanasia, Veterinary Surgery, Veterinary Vaccinations

Baring Boulevard vet Hospital
(888) 872-4959
700 Baring Blvd
Sparks, NV

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Ms. Mary Ellen Smith
(775) 391-3256
1699 S. Virginia Street
Reno, NV
Specialties
Loss or Grief, Anxiety or Fears, Depression, Elderly Persons Disorders
Qualification
School: University of Nevada, Reno
Year of Graduation: 1999
Years In Practice: 8 Years
Patient Info
Ethnicity: Any, Native American
Gender: Female
Age: Adolescents,Adults,Elders
Average Cost
$80 - $100
Payment Methods
Sliding Scale: Yes
Accepts Credit Cards: No
Accepted Insurance Plans: Aetna

Katherine Unthank
(775) 742-1475
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Clinical Mental Health, Sexual Abuse Recovery, Sports Counseling, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill, Supervision
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Leslie Harman
(775) 287-6784
Reno, NV
Practice Areas
Addictions and Dependency, Clinical Mental Health, Aging/Gerontological, Couples & Family, Depression/Grief/Chronically or Terminally Ill
Certifications
National Certified Counselor

Alexander Werner
(775) 827-3033
855 East Peckham Lane
Reno, NV
 
Kreature Komforts Animal Hospital
(775) 356-5524
2205 Glendale Ave Ste 117
Sparks, NV

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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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