Pet Loss and Bereavement Support



NorthStar VETS complimentary bereavement support is a great resource for those mourning the terminal illness or loss of their family pet. Our counseling sessions offer much needed comfort to pet parents dealing with anticipatory grief (pets suffering from grave medical issues) as well as those who have lost their cherished family member (including exotic pets).

Conversations are held by phone or email and offer a safe and accepting environment that focuses on letting go, saying good-bye, and rituals of remembrance.

If you or someone you know is grieving the loss of their beloved animal companion, email: Ann Rooney / arooney@northstarvets.com.

Resources for Grieving Pet Parents
Ann RooneyAnn Rooney, CBC, CAC, CVCCP
Certified Bereavement Counselor
Certified Animal Chaplain
Certificate of Veterinary Compassionate Care Proficiency

Ann Rooney has worked in the veterinary field for many years comforting pet parents in times of crisis. Certified by the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement, Ann has committed her career to supporting the emotional needs of clients who have lost their trusted animal companion. By working with veterinarians, connecting with various pet cemeteries, and even experiencing her own pet loss, Ann is a terrific resource for helping clients navigate the difficult journey of mourning a pet.

Support for
  • Anticipatory Grief
  • Pet Loss
Individual services by appointment only.