Galleries & Support


Pet Loss Support & Grief Counseling

Counselors Specializing in Anticipatory Grief and Pet Loss Grief
  •  Joy Davy, MS, LCPC, NCC

    • Facilitates the Hinsdale Pet Grief Support Group

    • Available by appointment for private counseling

    • Please send an email to for details.

Chicagoland Pet Loss Support Groups & Resources


Telephone Help Lines


Online Resources

Recommended Reading List

  • Some of our favorites at Chicago Veterinary Geriatrics: 
    • For Adults:

    • For Children:​

      • Tough Boris, by Mem Fox

      • Dog Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant​

      • Cat Heaven, by Cynthia Rylant

      • Duck, Death and the Tulip, by Wolf Erlbruch

      • Cry, Heart, But Never Break, by Glenn Ringtved

      • Ida, Always, by Caron Levis & Charles Santoso

      • When a Pet Dies, by Fred Rogers



Veterinary Palliative Medicine Resources

We hope that these resources will help provide additional valuable information.
At Chicago Veterinary Geriatrics, we are dedicated to continuing education and providing the most up to date and advanced care for older pets and pets with serious illness.