Open 24/7/365
Back to All Posts

News & Events

About Veterinary Social Work at GCVS

At Gulf Coast Veterinary Specialists, our veterinary social workers focus on the emotional needs of pet owners. We understand that a pet is more than just an animal in your home, they’re a member of your family. When a pet dies, there is an empty space in our lives and hearts. Whether your animal companion lived an active life for many years, was only with you for a short time, or was taken in the prime of life by a sudden accident or illness, the sorrow we feel when a pet passes away is real and often substantial. At this time, we may find ourselves struggling to cope. We provide the following support resources:
  • Telephone or in-person counselling and education
  • Guidance in decision-making for treatment
  • Support group meetings
  • Materials on grief management

Feb 2