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Aftercare PAUSE


Services for Hospital Clients whose Beloved Animal has Died

Aftercare PAUSE offers ongoing and time-limited services to clients who are no longer active clients with UTCVM. UTCVM clients can request and access Aftercare services any time within 8 months after an animal's death. Some services may be fee-based.

  • Free Pet Loss Packets information on animal-related grief, resources, etc.
  • Follow-up phone call to provide emotional support and/or resource referral.
  • Up to eight free individual, couple or family clinical counseling sessions (in person or via telephone) for grief support, as well as assessment and referral to long-term counseling if needed.
  • Information and resource materials about grief, pet loss, euthanasia decision-making process, etc.
  • PAUSEline for information and resource referral.
  • Ongoing Pet Loss Support Groups free to Aftercare clients.
  • Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction classes.

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