Pet Loss Support

Pet Loss Helpline & Support Group
(630) 325-1600

(DVMs interested in becoming a Helpline volunteer, please call the
CVMA office at 630-325-1231 or email

Wings – Pet Loss Support Group* **
*Please note:  Due to COVID-19 restrictions, Wings in-person meetings have been CHANGED to Zoom Meetings until further notice.

 Beginning Wednesday, June 3, 2020, from 7:30-9:00 pm, Wings will host a Zoom Meeting in place of the usual in-person support group meeting. (Zoom meetings will continue on the first Wednesday of every month until in-person meetings resume.)

Instructions for joining a Wings Zoom Meeting:
Email Dr. Linda Harper at: by 6:00 pm on the same night of the Zoom Wings meeting to receive an invitation and instructions on how to enter the meeting.  ZOOM website: 

The CVMA provides a Pet Loss Support Group called Wings.

Wings Zoom meetings take place at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesdayof each month. (*Please see instructions above for Zoom meetings.) 

Pet Loss Brochures & Sympathy Cards are available to purchase. Please contact the CVMA office for details: (630) 325-1231 or visit our online Store (For Professionals tab).

Losing a Special Companion: Resolving the Grief, Remembering the Good

The death of a beloved animal friend, whether furred, feathered, finned or otherwise attired, whether a creature great or small, represents a very deep and significant loss to the loving companion. Your veterinary caregivers have been uniquely privileged to observe the beauty and depth of the bond between pets and their people, and are therefore very much aware of the pain upon the death, loss, or anticipated death of your pet. To help, the Chicago Veterinary Medical Association has made available this service.The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association is a non-profit organization that promotes the health and well being of animals through veterinary care. Veterinarians, by their concern for and knowledge of animal health and behavior, help pet owners and their pets enjoy long and rewarding relationships.

Wings was in the Chicago Tribune!

Click HERE to read the Tribune article about Pet Loss Support Groups.