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Loving and Losing Animals: Understanding and Supporting Those That Are Grieving

This seminar is part of the Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy and Tufts Pet Loss Hotline

Monday, February 13th from 5:30-6:45PM (ET)

Speakers: E.B. Bartels, author of Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, and Dr. Karen Fine, veterinarian and author of The Other Family

Introductions by Eric Richman, MSW, LICSW, Veterinary Social Worker

Watch recorded seminar here

Author and animal lover E.B. Bartels interviewed dozens of grieving pet owners for her book Good Grief: On Loving Pets, Here and Hereafter, and veterinarian and The Other Family Doctor author Karen Fine has assisted many clients and patients through hospice-type care in both home and clinic settings. Join them as they share insights and tips for supporting those grieving the loss of a beloved animal.

Made possible by the generous support of Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund and Tufts Pet Loss Hotline


About Tufts Pet Loss Hotline

Tufts Pet Loss Support helps pet owners who have lost an animal companion and seeks to serve the community at large by providing resources for people grieving the loss of a pet. 

Read TuftsNow article for more: “A Resource for Grieving Pet Owners for 25 Years: The Pet Loss Support Hotline at Cummings School continues to provide a sympathetic ear to pet owners in need of emotional support ”   

About The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund

Dr. Elizabeth A. Lawrence was a pioneering veterinarian and anthropologist who wrote with insight and eloquence about the relationship between people and animals, with special attention to horses. In 1983, Dr. Lawrence co-founded Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy with Dr. Andrew Rowan.

Dr. Lawrence’s impact is reflected in the Cummings School’s emphasis on the human-animal bond in the curriculum and in campus-community activities. The Elizabeth A. Lawrence Endowed Fund supports student and faculty-run community outreach activities and the infrastructure which sustains such programs.

The Lawrence Fund is overseen by the Center for Animals and Public Policy Advisory Board

About Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy

The mission of the Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy is to conduct and encourage the study of complex issues surrounding the changing role and impact of animals in society. The Center supports the development and dissemination of research-driven policies, programs, and practices that benefit both people and animals.

Work conducted by the Center is based on the tenets that animal well-being matters, that animal and human well-being are linked and that both are enhanced through improved understanding of human-animal relationships.


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