More than 80 percent of pet owners in America consider their pets to be members of their families. If their pet dies, is lost or stolen, or must be placed in a new home, the end of that relationship can be one of the most difficult times of their lives. During that time of transition, it is important for people to have a support system that understands the human-animal bond.

The Pet Loss Support Group, run by Veterinary Social Work Services at MSU’s Veterinary Medical Center, offers a safe place for individuals and families to express their feelings and talk about their experiences.

People come from all over the state. Meetings are held the second and fourth Thursdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. in the Veterinary Medical Center. Please enter through the Small Animal Clinic, and you will be directed to the correct room. There is no charge for this service.

Pet Loss Support Group Meeting

  • Meet twice monthly - call for specific dates
  • Offered as a free service
  • Located in the Veterinary Medical Center at MSU
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The Pet Loss Support Group was created to help individuals and/or families understand and express their feelings during the time of transition after the loss of a pet. It provides a safe space to express feelings and experiences.