Honoring the Bond: Support & Resources for Pet Owners

The mission of the Honoring the Bond Program is to recognize and honor the human-animal bond by providing support and resources to animal owners. Our social workers are here to help owners of animals being treated at The Ohio State Veterinary Medical Center. Click here to learn more about veterinary social work.

Grief & Pet Loss

Coping with the Loss of a Pet

Helping Children Cope with Illness or Death of an Animal

Do Companion Animals Grieve?

Pet Loss Support Hotlines and Online Resources

Pet Loss Suggested Reading List

Animal Remembrance & Memorial Ideas


End-of-Life, Quality-of-Life and Euthanasia Decisions

How Will I Know? Assessing Quality of Life and Making Difficult Decisions for your Pet


Animal Behavior Issues & Behavioral Euthanasia

Euthanasia for Behavioral Issues: A Complicated and Difficult Decision

Caring For and Making Choices for Animals with Behavioral Issues


Click HERE for more information on our Behavioral Medicine Service