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National Resources

American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA) 
Noon - Midnight EST
1 (877) GRIEF-10 or (877) 474-3310; This is a direct line to ASPCA's psychologist and grief counselor, Dr. Stephanie LaFarge, PhD.
University of Illinois College of Veterinary Medicine
Companion Animal Related Emotions (CARE) Pet Loss Helpline
1- 6 p.m., CDT, Tuesdays and Thursdays
(217) 244-CARE (2273)
Or visit to learn more about the grief process, how grieving may affect various family members, print and digital grief resources.
Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine
6-9 p.m., EST, Tuesday-Thursday
(607) 253-3932
Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University
6-9 p.m., EST, Monday-Friday during academic year 
Hours vary in the summer, please call 
(508) 839-7966
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice 
National Pet Loss & Bereavement Hotline
Answered 7 days a week from 7 a.m.–11 p.m. (EST)
(855) 352-5683.
University of Pennsylvania
Veterinary Grief Counseling Program at Penn Vet’s Ryan Veterinary Hospital
6-8 p.m., EST, Monday, Thursday
(215) 898-4556 (Voicemails can be left anytime. Calls returned during hours of operation.)​
University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine
10 a.m.-5 p.m., EST, Monday-Friday
(865) 755-8839 
Offer support groups, art therapy, and individual, couple, and family counseling services
Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine
6-9 p.m., EST, Tuesday and Thursday (540) 231-8038
Washington State University
7-9 p.m., Monday-Thursday and 1-3 p.m., Saturday, PT, during semester 
Other times of year messages and emails checked Monday - Thursday and Saturday once daily
(866) 266-8635 or (509) 335-5704
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Contact Us:
Colorado State University
Veterinary Teaching Hospital
300 West Drake Road
Fort Collins, Colorado, 80523

​(970) 297-1242

(970) 297-1205

If you are at the CSU VTH:
Ask for your medical team to introduce us or have a receptionist page us.
If you are outside of the CSU VTH:
Call our clinic line at: (970) 297-1242