Animal Hospital of Rowlett's Pet Loss Support Group
On the last Wednesday of each month, Animal Hospital of Rowlett hosts a Pet Loss Support Group Meeting.
This small group allows for clients, non-clients, and staff alike, to grieve the loss of our beloved pets in a close, intimate setting.
Staff often attend to grieve the loss of patients. We have an open forum where people can speak if they'd like, share stories, bring poems and pictures, etc.
We meet on the last Wednesday of each month at 6:45pm in the feline lobby of Animal Hospital of Rowlett at 9501 Lakeview Parkway in Rowlett, Texas.
How Does The Group Work?
The meetings take on an open format where the participants can bring their current needs to the table.
The group will discuss grief and loss as it pertains to the needs of each individual group.
Additional discussions involve grief reactions, resources, ways to express emotions related to the grieving process, and offer supportive ideas to one another.
Pet Loss and Grief Support Group Purpose
The Pet Loss and Grief Support group reaches out to any family member or friend that has been affected by the loss of a companion animal.
This group offers friendship, hope, and an understanding that every person, each with their own precious memories of the beloved companion, grieves in their own unique way.
Primarily, this group is a safe place where thoughts and feelings can be freely expressed, though no one is compelled to do so.
Meet The Facilitator
Christen Lynch, BA
Christen earned her bachelor’s degree in Communication at the University of Oklahoma and has worked in both emergency and private veterinary practices.
Christen understands that when people are faced with very difficult decisions for their pets it can be unbearable at times.
Understanding that pets hold a different role in each person’s life, Christen hopes to be a support to those in need.
Christen has a few companion animals of her own.
Currently she has 2 dogs: Bo, a 10 year old coonhound/golden retriever mix and Bonnie, a 16 year old rat terrier.
Download a copy of our Pet Loss Support Group Brochure