• Ask Amy: A veterinarian never gets used to animal loss

    10 days ago - By Bésame

    Dear Amy: I know you are an animal lover, and so I would appreciate your perspective on this.
    I'm a veterinarian and always offer sincere condolences when a client loses a pet - I will send a card, make a donation to an animal charity, and often follow up with an email or phone call.
    Recently I lost my much-loved dog and have been slightly appalled at the reactions of people I have known for many years.
    A very few have offered condolences. The general attitude has been that I “should be used to it.”
    Amy, a veterinarian never gets used to it. It is such a helpless feeling to not be able to...
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