Discover the importance of community to get help for pet loss and grief on Tripawd Talk Radio Episode #116.
All pet parents will cope with loss at some point. Grief comes in many forms, and everyone processes it differently. Clinical psychologist Dr Katie Lawlor is here to help, on this episode of Tripawd Talk Radio…
This is Tripawd Talk Radio episode number 116, and we’re discussing pet loss, grief, and how to help others. Also learn all about the Veterinary Mental Health Initiative to help veterinary professionals who deal with grief on a daily basis.
Tripawd Talk Radio Episode #116: Help for Pet Loss
On this is episode we’re honored to have the Director of the Veterinary Mental Health Initiative (VMHI) with us to talk about grief and help for pet loss. We’ve helped many Tripawds members cope with all sorts of stress and grief over the years. But that’s not easy when everyone copes differently. From dealing with a cancer diagnosis or major surgery, to end of life care, grief affects all pet parents at some time.
That’s why Dr. Katie Lawlor helped co-found the help for Pet Loss Community offering grief support to pet parents. You can learn more at PetLossCommunitySupport.com. Dr Lawlor is a clinical psychologist interested in veterinary medicine especially when it comes to the human-animal bond, grief, and loss.
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Guest Bio: Katie Lawlor is a clinical psychologist based in Northern California. Her areas of interest are centered in veterinary medicine especially when it comes to the human-animal bond, grief and help for pet loss, neuropsychology, and maintaining a healthy work-life balance. She currently serves as the Director of the Veterinary Mental Health Initiative (VMHI) and is the Co-Founder of the Pet Loss Community offering grief support to pet parents.
Prior to her career in clinical psychology, Katie held positions with NBC News in Beijing and New York City, the U.S. Department of State in Washington DC, and the Governor’s Office of California.
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