Grief Counseling

Losing a pet can be extremely upsetting, sometimes even more so than you might expect. We have such a close bond with our pets, so letting go is never easy and is often filled with pain, sadness, depression—even anger. Our team understands these feelings, as many of us have also lost pets of our own. The emotions we go through are real and nothing to be ashamed of.

Whether your loss is recent or you’ve been grieving for weeks, we are here to help you through this sad transition. We can also help your children understand and cope with their feelings. See our Links page for additional resources. Please don’t hesitate to contact us.

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Pet Loss Support Hotline

The VMRCVM Pet Loss Support Hotline can be reached at 540-231-8038.  The hotline is staffed by trained student volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 6 – 9 pm.


We have a veterinarian on call for emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Call the clinic and if your call is not answered directly you will receive a message instructing you how to reach the on-call doctor.

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