We who choose to surround ourselves with lives even more temporary than our own, live within a fragile circle, easily and often breached. Unable to accept its awful gaps, we still would live no other way. We cherish memory as the only certain immortality, never fully understanding the necessary plan. – Irving Townsend
Please join us the third Thursday of each month from 7:00pm – 8:30pm in the Robert J. Orsher Conference Room at VSEC Levittown for our Pet Loss Remembrance Circle .
The loss of a pet can be a heart wrenching experience. Your pet was a source of unconditional love and joy. It is as natural and necessary to grieve this loss as it is to grieve any loss. And yet, many of us lack a framework for doing so.
At the Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center, we understand and offer you a place to connect with others who have experienced a similar loss. Here is a place where you can safely share whatever emotion you feel – sadness, guilt, loneliness, or anger, to name a few. Here is a place of remembrance, care, and support for your aching heart.
Our pets are our friends, they are our family, and they are our hearts. We want to honor them as well as your bond with them, by focusing on the love you shared.
The Pet Loss Remembrance Circle is peer-led by Carol Fitzpatrick, CVT, ACC. Carol provides a road map to help you get through this challenging time.
This meeting is a special time set aside for you to begin to move through the grief process. You will learn about the grieving process, about how pets have become such an important part of the human experience, and most importantly, remember the pet you have lost.
It is our goal that you will leave with a sense of hope, of having been understood and with increased acceptance of the feelings surrounding your loss.
It is strongly suggested that group participants are 16 years or older. We will have a list of additional resources for you to take home, some of which will help you guide your children through this loss.
Carol Fitzpatrick, ACC, CVT, VTS(cardiology), has been a veterinary technician for over twenty years. In addition, she is a life coach specializing in helping people through life transitions. She is passionate about helping people find meaning in the events of their lives. She shares her home with a dog, Maizie, and two cats, Lily and Oliver. She enjoys walking her dog, reading, and spending time with friends.