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Grief Support & Social Services

Penn Vet, Ryan Hospital, grief servicesThe Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital was created to address the emotional needs of pet parents/owners who have lost a companion animal. This program was one of the first 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.

What We Offer

Support Groups

Michele Pich, Grief Counselor, Penn VetMichele Pich, MA, MS
Grief counselor
Phone:
215-746-8247
Email: mpich@vet.upenn.edu
Ryan Hospital
3900 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Penn Vet Pet Grief
Support Group:

First Tuesday of most months, 7-9 pm

Cleo's Caregivers Group
(for current caretakers of
ill or aging pets):
Third Tuesday of most months 12-2 pm

  • Tonight we have Anne taking your calls tonight on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline until 8pm EST at (215) 898-4556. Give her a call if you need someone to talk to about all of your Pet Grief needs.
  • JOIN US TODAY AT PENN VET RYAN HOSPITAL FROM 12PM-1:30PM FOR CLEO'S CAREGIVERS' GROUP (for those currently caring for sick or aging pets). No RSVP necessary, but feel free to email our Veterinary Grief Counselor, Michele Pich at: mpich@vet.upenn.edu
  • Tonight we have Erin taking your calls on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline until 8pm EST at (215) 898-4556.
  • We have Sarah taking your call tonight on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline this evening from 6pm-8pm EST at (215) 898-4556.
  • Tonight we have Scott taking your call with a compassionate ear for all of your pet grief and loss needs. Give him a call at (215) 898-4556 until 8pm EST.
  • While the Grief Support Hotline is closed tonight, please feel free to email our Veterinary Grief Counselor, Michele Pich, M.A., M.S. at: mpich@vet.upenn.edu with your pet grief support needs.

  • Tonight we have Alyssa and Sarah taking your calls on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline at (215) 898-4556 from 6pm-8pm EST.
  • The Pet Grief Support Hotline is closed tonight. Sorry for the inconvenience.
  • Tonight we have Scott taking your calls on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline (through Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn Vet) at (215) 898-4556 until 8pm EST.

  • The pet Grief Support Hotline is closed this evening. Sorry for the inconvenience. It will re-open Monday from 6pm-8pm
  • We have Alyssa taking your calls tonight with a compassionate ear on the Penn Vet ( Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn Vet) Pet Grief Support Hotline st (215) 898-4556 from 6pm-8pm EST.
  • Sarah is taking calls on the Penn Vet ( Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn Vet) Pet Grief Support Hotline from 6pm-8pm EST at (215) 898-4556. Call her if you need someone to talk to about pet grief concerns.
  • Tonight Sarah is covering the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline through Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn Vet from 6pm-8pm EST at 215-898-4556. Give her a call if you need someone to talk to about your pet grief needs.

  • Tonight we have Sarah taking call on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline from 6pm-8pm EST at (215) 898-4556.
  • http://www.metrokids.com/MetroKids/June-2013/Help-Kids-Cope-With-Pet-Loss/


    Help Kids Cope With Pet Loss - MetroKids - June 2013 - Philadelphia, PA
    www.metrokids.com
    Expert advice to help your child cope with the death of a cherished dog, cat, bird or any other type of pet.
  • Tonight we have Sarah covering the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline until 8pm EST at (215) 898-4556.

  • TONIGHT'S REGULARLY SCHEDULED PET GRIEF LOSS SUPPORT GROUP IS CANCELLED DUE TO IMPENDING DANGEROUS & ICY ROAD CONDITIONS. RE-SCHEDULED DAT & TIME WILL BE POSTED SOON. SORRY FOR ANY INCONVENIENCE.

  • Tonight we have Marissa covering the Grief Support Hotline at (215) 898-4556 from 6pm-8pm EST. Give her a call if you need support with pet grief and loss issues.

  • Tonight from 6pm-8pm EST we have Alyssa taking your calls on the Penn Vet Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline at (215) 898-4556, feel free to give her a call.
  • DAY CHANGE: Pet Grief Support Hotline now on MONDAYS & THURSDAYS from 6-8pm. Tonight we have Alyssa taking your calls with a compassionate ear tonight at (215) 898-4556 from 6-8pm EST

  • Tonight Kreig will be taking your pet grief support calls on the Penn Vet Pet Grief Support Hotline from 6-8pm EST at (215) 898-4556 through Ryan Veterinary Hospital at Penn Vet.

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