Resources to Help You Cope With the Loss of Your Pet

One of the most trying times any animal lover must face is the loss of a treasured fur family member. As pet owners ourselves, we appreciate your need for compassion and reassurance during this difficult time. We provide the following pages to help support you through the grief process.

Pet Loss Library Facing the physical decline or loss of a beloved pet is never easy. In this section you’ll find information and stories to help you cope with your feelings of sadness and grief.

Our Pet Memorial Wall provides a wonderful way for pet owners to celebrate the memory of their beloved pet. Create your own imprint plaque and share a thoughtful memory for others to read and cherish.

Pet Memorials allow you to post pictures, stories, and poems about a beloved animal.

Animal Companion Bereavement Group allows pet owners to have access to a support program to help deal with the loss of their pet. This service is available to pet owners located in the Capital District. Because pets are such an integral part of our family, the loss of a pet can be a difficult road to navigate. With the help of the Animal Companion Bereavement Group, the healing process can begin. We encourage our clients to take advantage of this service as a way of grieving and healing.

“I just wanted to take a minute and thank you all for being so thoughtful and caring of our animal friends” ~ Stacey M.

“I just wanted to take a moment to thank you all for the service and mostly the compassion you gave my beloved Pug.” ~ Kevin M.

“Thank you for your care, insights and most of all patience with my “intensive” ways. You gave us all comfort.” ~ Donna C.

“Your thoughtfulness and kind words were most welcome additions to the excellent medical care that Josie received at your hospital.” ~ Helen G.

“I never had to worry about Sara not wanting to go to the vet for office visits, baths or boarding you always gave Sara extra attention!” ~ Shari B.

“A huge THANK YOU for all the years that you and your staff have taken such great care of my kitty cats and their owner!” ~ Pam S.

“I would like to extend the biggest heartfelt thank you for all your kindness. You are truly an outstanding veterinarian!” ~ Ricki V.

“Thank you for helping us in our effort to keep Cash as healthy as possible for as long as we could. You were always so gentle and kind towards him.” ~ Mindi M.

“We remember very fondly all the tender loving care you and your staff provided over the years. For that you have our eternal gratitude.” ~ Ginny G.

“Thank you for all your expertise and support. We have been fortunate to have you and your staff take such good care of Tiger.” ~ Stella C.

“Just a thank you for all the attention you have given in caring for my dog. I cannot thank you enough.” ~ Agnes D.

“The care and concern you, Samantha, Teri, Meghan and Steve have shown our beautiful girl and me, especially during the past 2 months, has been greatly appreciated.” ~ Rita S.

“Thank you all so much for the excellent care that my dog received. In so many ways, it was above and beyond. The many concerned phone conversations, the internet consults, the medicine dosing, all meant so much.” ~ AJ V.

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Icon Aaha ACCREDITED SINCE 1946

In 1946, the hospital was awarded its first American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) accreditation, a tradition that would be maintained, unbroken, from that year forward. Only a handful of veterinary hospitals throughout the U.S. have maintained accreditation for that length of time.

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