Veterinary Grief Counseling & Pet Bereavement Services
The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at the Matthew J. Ryan Veterinary Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania was created to address the emotional needs of pet parents/owners who have lost a companion animal. This was one of the first programs of its kind in a veterinary hospital setting. The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program recognizes and embraces the significance and difficulties associated with pet loss. By promoting education about the human–animal bond, grief and bereavement, the Veterinary Grief Counseling Program strives to improve coping and adjustment for those who have lost a beloved companion animal.
The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program also provides support services to those with chronically ill animals and animals with behavior issues, as well as community humane education and education within the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine and the surrounding community. The Veterinary Grief Counseling Program engages in scholarly research in conjunction with the Center for the Interaction of Animals and Society (CIAS) at the University of Pennsylvania.
For More Information
Please email Michele Pich, grief counselor at email@example.com or call (215) 746-8247 for more information or referral to community and electronic resources
Michele Pich, BS
Ryan VHUP Grief Counselor
Resources for Pet Owners
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