The death of your ever-faithful companion animal has turned life as you know it upside down and created a gaping hole in your heart. Feelings of despair may be indescribable and greater than expected following the passing of a pet. Life continues, but in a different way and at a slower pace, because your beloved family member is no longer by your side. Friends and family will offer condolences, but only you truly understand your feelings and the scope of the loss, as they are distinctive to the relationship shared with your pet.
Jennifer Durn, Support Service Coordinator at Hope VS, offers some tips to share with your clients in their time of need. Hope is lucky to be one of the few private practice hospitals in the country to have a licensed professional on staff to help our families through the difficult times that come with having an ill companion as well as to be there to help celebrate positive milestones. She is available at the hospital, over the phone, or via email for all of our Hope families.
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