Grief Support Resources

Since 2011, Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital has been serving the greater Leland community, providing state of the art pet care to your furry, feathered, and scaly loved ones.

Grief Support Resources

The bond between human and pet is close and deep. The hurt experienced when a pet passes is profound. Listed below are a few grief counseling options both local and by phone to help you through the healing process.

  • Eastern Carolina Veterinary Referral and Animal Emergency & Trauma Hospital will be hosting a grief support group on the second Tuesday of each month from 6:30-8:00 pm. The sessions are hosted by Jennifer DeLong White and Linda Hart. Jennifer and Linda are animal lovers and social workers. They have worked professionally with children, youth and adults for many years in the Wilmington area, and want to help pet parents through their loss. Contact Caroline, Dawn or Stacie with any specific questions at 910-790-1070. Location: 50 Greenville Ave. Wilmington, NC 28451
  • The Rainbow Passage- Pet Loss Support and Bereavement Center provides support for people whose animals are chronically or terminally ill, people who have to make a decision regarding euthanasia, and people who's animal companion has already passed. In addition, The Rainbow Passage provides a Pet Loss Information Packet for people who wish to better understand the grieving/mourning process. Charlene Douglas is the director of The Rainbow Passage and can be reached at 414-376-0340. They request that you leave a message on the voice mail and they will return your call as soon as possible. For more information, visit their website:
  • The Tufts Pet Loss Support Hotline through Tufts University School of Veterinary Medicine seeks to serve the community-at-large by providing both a resource for people grieving the loss of a pet, and an opportunity for their veterinary students to acquire the skills needed for pet loss and grief counseling. The number for their hotline is 508-839-7966. For more information, visit their website:​.
  • Lap of Love; Grief Resources, Support Groups and Counseling provides counseling through their hotline 855-352-5683, as well as a collection of resources including online support groups, counseling through universities and websites, and valuable books on pet bereavement. To see all of their resources, please visit their website:​.

The list of resources above is not inclusive, but rather a small sampling of the support offered in various forms. Our hospital is not affiliated with any of the above services and have no control over the information provided by the staff or volunteers. Our goal is to provide ample support and resources during a difficult time of loss.

Real Stories from Real Owners

See Why People Choose Brunswick Forest Veterinary Hospital For Their Pet's Needs
  • “Love being able to leave my dog with a caring staff. We feel more comfortable with her staying at the vet than any other boarding place. They've always taken great care of her and she always comes back happy.”

    - Rebecca M.
  • “Absolutely love this place. We moved further away but I still make the drive to take my fur babies there just because they are so great. Dr. Z is amazing! He is so compassionate and takes his time and is so great with the animals.”

    - Lindsay M.
  • “It was much cheaper than I expected and the veterinarian was amazing as well as his staff in the office all around a 10 out of 10 experience!”

    - Kalen R.

Welcome Physical Rehabilitation To Our Hospital!

We are now housing Boomerang Animal Rehabilitation Center that will be offering state of the art treatment for physical rehabilitation. Their services will include therapeutic laser, hydrotherapy, canine specific strength building equipment, arthritis management, post-operative care, weight loss, and neurologic management.