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Pet Bereavement Support Group


Unfortunately, we have all experienced the loss of a pet.  It can be devastating and especially around the holiday season, emotions can become overwhelming.  We know that many times our friends, family and coworkers, while they may have good intentions, they may not understand the depth of our loss.  We have partnered with Lori Dritz LCSW, who has extensive training in loss and bereavement, to begin a monthly support group. 

Our pet bereavement group will meet the third Sunday of each month at 11am on Zoom. Zoom is a pretty easy video chat platform to use if you have not used it. If you would like, you can get more information and RSVP via the office at (845) 221-PETS (7387), or email Dr. Scheck.  These meetings are open to anyone, you do not need to be a client of our hospital, just a person who cares about their pets. You can also read some of our previous blog posts on pet loss here.

To access our meetings via Zoom:

  1. At the appropriate time, use the Zoom App or any browser to Join Meeting on Zoom Website
  2. Enter meeting ID of 532-241-7919 then click on “Join”
  3. There is a mute button on the lower left hand side of your screen that you may use to mute or unmute your computer.
  4. At the end of our meeting click on the red button to “Leave meeting” on the lower right side of your screen

Meeting dates

  • January 16, 2023
  • February 20, 2023
  • March 24,2024
  • April 21, 2024
  • May 19, 2024
  • June 16, 2024
  • July 21,2024
  • August 18, 2024
  • September 15, 2024
  • October 20, 2024
  • November 17, 2024
  • December 15, 2024