19 Feb 2018
Virginia pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

Virginia pet loss therapists, support groups, and grief hotlines

The loss of a well-loved pet is a tragedy. It can help to have the support of a group going through the grieving process or the guidance of a trained therapist. This is a list of support groups and therapists that specialize in pet loss in Virginia.


If you’d prefer to talk to someone on the phone, reach out to one of the numbers on the national pet grief hotline resource page.


Virginia Pet Grief Therapist(s) 

Dr. Ursula Weide, PhD, JD, LPC

801 N. Pitt Street, Suite 113

Alexandria Virginia 22314 

Phone: 703-548-3866

Email: sevenfortyseven400@earthlink.net

Website: http://www.coping-with-loss-and-grief.com


Pam Paré

11825 Rock Landing Drive

Newport News Virginia 23606 

Phone: 757-873-1736 

Email: dr_pare@yahoo.com


Dr. Sandra Barker

VCU Center for Human-Animal Interaction

Richmond Virginia 23298-0710 

Phone: 804-828-4570

Email: sbarker@vcu.edu

Website: http://www.chai.vcu.edu/programs--services/pet-loss-support/


Martha Ann Spruill, LCSW

Richmond Virginia 23221 

Phone: 804-405-0939


Dr. Robin Raniero Norris, LMFT 

46950 Community Plaza Suite 211 

Sterling Virginia 20164 

Phone: 703-665-0754


Susanna M. Horner, LCSW

6515 George Washington Memorial Highway, Suite 100

Yorktown Virginia 23692 

Phone: 757-788-9636


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Virginia Pet Loss Support Group(s) 

Hampton Roads Pet Loss Support Group, Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice

4028 Rampart Avenue

Virginia Beach Virgina 23455 

Fee(s): Free

Contact person: Tyler Carmack

Contact phone: 757-474-5968

Contact email: hrvethospice@gmail.com

Website: http://hrvethospice.com/support-group-calendar.html


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Virginia Pet Loss Support Hotline(s)

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine 

Blacksburgh Virginia

Local hotline: 540-231-8038


Center for Human-Animal Interaction, School of Medicine, Virginia Commonwealth University


Website: http://www.chai.vcu.edu/programs--services/pet-loss-support 

Local hotline: 804-827-PAWS

Notes: Open only to clients of participating organizations. Call for times and eligibility. Email at chai@vcu.edu.



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