Pet Loss Support Group

The death of a pet can cause sadness, anger and guilt. The AMC’s Pet Loss Support Group is a comforting place to share experiences and feelings in a supportive and compassionate environment.

AMC Pet Loss Support Group Meetings

pet loss support groupMary Brosnan leads AMC’s Pet Loss Support Group. She holds meetings every other Tuesday from 6:15-8:15pm in the 5th floor conference room of the Animal Medical Center. Please note: While we attempt to meet every other Tuesday, the schedule sometimes changes, so please consult this list or call 212.838.8100 or email us to confirm. These meetings are free and open to the public.

2016 Meeting Dates:

February 2
February 16
March 1
March 15
March 29
April 12
April 26
May 10
May 24
June 14
June 21
July 5
July 19
August 2
August 16
August 30
September 13
September 27
October 11
October 25
November 8
November 22

Beginning in December, the group will move to THURSDAYS:

December 8
December 22

More dates to be added.

Additional Resources

Group Sessions: Below is a list of additional group support resources in and around New York City.

  • Bideawee | 212.532.4986 | Manhattan
  • VNS of NY | 516-263-4356 | Manhattan
  • Hope Veterinary Clinic | 718.852.4219 | Brooklyn
  • Animal Specialty Center | 914.457.4000 | Yonkers
  • Bideawee | 516.785.4199 | Long Island
  • St. Hubert’s Animal Welfare | 973.377.7094 | Madison, NJ

Individual Counseling: If you are seeking individual counseling, below is a list of recommended counselors.



  • Dr. Wallace Sife | 718.339.3592

Long Island

  • Medea Berkman | 516.785.6416
  • Janet Zimmerman, LCSW-R, Long Island Pet Loss Support Services | 631.643.6205

Staten Island

New Jersey

  • Nancy Saxton-Lopez | 201.447.1409

Online Support: Below is a list of online support resources that many group members have found helpful.

Helpful Books:

Questions/Concerns: If you have any questions about the group or any of the resources above, or if you have recommendations of other resources that have been helpful for you, please contact Mary Brosnan.