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Pet Loss Hotlines and Phone Support

University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine support line.
Monday-Friday 9am – 6pm.
Pet Loss Support Hotline
College of Veterinary Medicine
Cornell University
(607) 253-3932
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday
6-9pm EST
The Iams Company maintains a special toll-free number for grieving pet owners.
The Iams Pet Loss Support Center & Hotline can be reached at:
1-888-332-7738 Monday through Friday, 9 am to 5 pm Eastern Time. 
Dove Lewis Emergency Animal Hospital Pet Loss Support Services.
24 hour message line (503) 234-2061. 
Long distance calls will be returned collect.
E-mails can be sent to grief counselor, Director of Pet Loss Support  
Services, Enid Traisman, MSW at etjournl@teleport .com. 
Visit their website at 
St. Hubert's Animal Welfare Center
In New Jersey
Meg M. Struble
Vice President of Operations
575 Woodland Avenue
Madison, NJ 07940
(973) 377-7094.

For the past 8 years they have offered pet loss support group sessions at no cost every Tuesday evening at their facility. Individual sessions are also available for a nominal fee.

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA)
Pet loss support program hotline:
Phone (877) 474-3310
College of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Illinois
Website -
The C.A.R.E. Helpline is staffed by veterinary students who have have received training by professional grief counselors and receive ongoing supervision by a licensed psychologist.


People who are either grieving the loss of a companion animal, or are anticipating a loss are encouraged to call our toll-free line at : 877/394-CARE. If you are in the Champaign-Urbana area, our local telephone number is 217/244-CARE (2273)

The Animal Medical Center
New York City, (212) 838 8100
Chicago Illinois VMA, (630) 325-1600 anytime
Calls will be returned 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
(Long distance calls will be returned "collect")
Michigan State University School of Veterinary Medicine
From 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Eastern Time Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday (517) 432 2696
(Summer Hours are 6:30 PM to 9:30 PM Tuesday and Thursday)
Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss Support Hotline
(508) 839-7966
Messages left during off-hours will be returned, at no cost to the caller, during the next normal hotline shift.
During the academic year:
Monday - Thursday: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM EST
During the summer:
Hours vary, please call for more information.
The Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
Tuesday, Thursday, 6-9 PM Eastern Time (540) 231 8038
Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine
et Loss Partnership, Pullman, WA (509) 335 5704
Phones are Staffed Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 6:30 - 9:00 PM and Saturday 1:00-3:00 PM Pacific Time
Messages can be left 24 hours a day. All messages will be returned as soon as possible