Arizona: Companion Animal Association – (602) 995-5885 (24 hrs)

Veterinary teaching institutions, in studying the human-companion animal bond, are increasing their efforts to help pet owners cope with lingering grief. Some of the teaching institutions have social workers who are specially trained to counsel pet owners.

Among the most well known programs are those at:

The Animal Medical Center,
New York City,

The University of Pennsylvania,
School of Veterinary Medicine,
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania,

University of California,
School of Veterinary Medicine,
Davis, California,

University of Minnesota,
College of Veterinary Medicine,
St. Paul, Minnesota,

Colorado State University,
College of Veterinary Medicine,
Fort Collins, Colorado,

Washington State University,
College of Veterinary Medicine,
Pullman, Washington,
509-335- 1297

University of Florida,
College of Veterinary Medicine,
Pet Loss Support Hotline,
Gainesville, Florida,
904-392-4700, extension 4080 (leave message)



Staffed by Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine


Staffed by Chicago VMA veterinarians and staffs


Staffed by Iowa State University veterinary students and community volunteers




Staffed by Washington State University veterinary students
3740 E. Lincolnway Cheyenne, WY 82001   307-635-4121   24 hr. emergency service



Pet Loss Grief Support Hotlines
AZ Companion Animal Association of Arizona602-995-5885
CA University of California Pet Loss Hotline530-752-4200
CO Colorado State University, Fort Collins970-491-1242
FL University of Florida Pet Loss Support Hotline352-392-4700
IA Iowa State University Pet Loss Support Hotline888-478-7574
IL Chicago Veterinary Medical Association630-603-3994
MA Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine508-839-7966
MI Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine517-432-2696
NJ Pet Friends, Pet Loss Support800-404-PETS
VA Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine



Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine have started the Pet Loss Support Hotline at (607) 253-3932 and a World Wide Web site at



Arizona: Companion Animal Association – (602) 995-5885 (24 hrs)

California: U.C. Davis College of Veterinary Medicine – (530) 752-4200; (800) 565-1526 (M-F 6:30-9:30pm PT) U.C. Davis Pet Loss Support Hotline


Colorado: Colorado State University – (970) 491-1242 (M-F 9-5 MT)

Florida: University of Florida – (904) 392-4700 x 4080 (M-F 7-9pm ET)

Illinois: Chicago Veterinary Medical Association – (630) 325-1600 (leave voice-mail; calls returned between 7-9 pm; long distance calls returned collect)


Indiana: Pet Loss Support Group – (317) 251-4028

Iowa: Iowa State University Pet Loss Support Hotline – (888) 478-7574 (toll-free).


Maryland, Virginia, DC: Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine – (540) 231-8038 (T/Th 6-9pm ET)

Massachusetts: Tufts University – (508) 839-7966 (T/Th 6-9pm ET)

Michigan: Michigan State University College of Veterinary Medicine – (517) 432-2696 (T/Th 7:30-9:30pm ET)


Minnesota: University of Minnesota School of Veterinary Medicine – (612) 625-3770

New Jersey: PetFriends Inc. – (800) 404-PETS, (609) 667-1717 for local southern NJ calls. Callers may leave their number at any time; local calls will be returned at no charge, long-distance calls will be returned collect.

Ohio: Ohio State University Veterinary School – (614) 292-1823 (MWF 6:30-9:30 PM ET; voice mail messages will be returned collect.) e-mail:

Pennsylvania: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine – (215) 898-4525

Texas: United Way Helpline – (210) 227-4357 (7am-3pm CT)


Great Britain – 0891 615285
Society for Companion Animal Studies. Fee: 49p/minute Monday thru Friday 8am-6pm; 39p/minute otherwise. Offers a booklet titled “Death of an Animal Friend” for £ 2.50; write SCAS, 10b Leny Rd., Callander, Scotland FK17 8BA








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