Pet Loss Hotlines (Grief Counseling)
Drs. Foster & Smith Educational Staff

For many people, losing a pet may be one of the saddest experiences they will ever have. We know and understand how the death of a beloved friend and companion can be heartbreaking. Talking to someone who understands your grief is a way to help the healing process begin. If you do not know of anyone to talk to, you may wish to call one of the pet loss hotlines listed below. Caring people there can listen and help. They're only a phone call away.

Chicago VMA veterinarians and staffs
Call and leave a message at anytime. A volunteer will call back Monday-Friday between 7:00pm-9:00pm

Colorado State University - Argus Institute counselors
Monday-Friday between 9:00am-5:00pm
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Cornell University veterinary students
Tuesday-Thursday between 6:00pm-9:00pm
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University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine students
217-244-2273 (CARE) or 877-394-2273 (CARE)
Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday between 7:00pm-9:00pm
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Michigan State University veterinary students
Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday between 6:30pm-9:30pm
Summer Hours: Tuesday and Thursday between 6:30pm-9:30pm
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Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine students
Monday-Friday between 6:30pm-9:30pm
Saturday and Sunday between 10:00am-4:00pm

Purdue University's Center for the Human-Animal Bond
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Tufts University veterinary students
Monday-Friday between 6:00pm-9:00pm
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Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Tuesday and Thursday between 6:00pm-9:00pm

Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine students
866-266-8635 or 509-335-5704
Monday-Thursday between 6:30pm-9:00pm
Saturday between 1:00pm-3:00pm
Calls received after hours will be promptly returned on a collect basis.
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