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 THURSDAY 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 Thursday, 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.

2017 Meeting Dates:

January 5
January 19 – 6th Floor Conference Room
February 2
February 16
March 2
March 16
March 30
April 6
April 20
May 4
May 18
June 1
June 8
June 22
July 13
July 27
August 3
August 17
September 7
September 21
October 5
October 19
November 2
November 16
November 30
December 14
December 21

2018 Meeting Dates:

January 4
January 18
February 1

More dates to be added.

Additional Resources

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

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:

Grief Counseling Hotlines:

  • ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline | 877-GRIEF-10
    12:00pm-12:00am (ET)
    7 days a week
  • Cornell University Pet Loss Support Hotline | 607-253-3932
    6:00pm-9:00pm (ET)
    Tuesdays and Thursdays
  • Washington State University Pet Loss Hotline | 509-335-5704
    Monday-Thursday, 7:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday 1:00pm-3:00pm (PT)
    Phone messages can be left 24 hours a day
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline | 800-273-8255
    Phone lines are open 24 hours a day

Support for Children:

Helpful Books:

Virtual Tribute/Memorial Sites:

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.