Pet Loss Support

Wings was in the Chicago Tribune!

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

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

The CVMA provides a Pet Loss Support Group called Wings.

Wings meets at 7:30 pm on the first Wednesday* of each month at:
The CVMA Office
100 Tower Drive, Suite 234
Burr Ridge, Illinois.
(No reservations required and no charge to attend. Donations are gladly accepted.)
*Please note: The April 2020 Wings meeting has been CANCELLED due to the COVID-19 restrictions.

We are closely monitoring the status of the May 2020 Wings meeting (to be determined).

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.