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Veterinary and Rescue Support Group

Helping you help others

We understand the many difficulties veterinarians, rescues, and their staff members experience. We are committed to helping you to help grieving pet parents through the pain of the death or anticipated death of a pet. 

We will also help you work through compassion fatigue. And, of course, we are here to support you when you suffer your own pet losses.

We offer a support group for veterinarians, rescues, and their staff on the 3rd Wednesday of every month from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm EST.

Upcoming Schedule

January 17, 2024
March 20, 2024
May 22, 2024
July 17, 2024
September 18, 2024
November 20, 2024

Join Dr. Michelle Crossley and let us take care of you for two hours.

There are 20 seats available for each session.

Registrations must be submitted by noon Eastern time on the day before the support group. We need at least two registrants for a group support session to be held. 

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Special Holiday Schedule

We understand that the holidays can be a difficult time for pet parents missing their fur babies. APLB will be extending our hours this year to help you – we’ll get through this together.

Chat Room

Sun Dec 24: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun Dec 24: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Dec 25: 8 – 10 pm EST
Tues Dec 26: 8 – 10 pm EST
Wed Dec 27: 8 – 10 pm EST
Fri Dec 29: 8 – 10 pm EST
Sun Dec. 31: 2 – 4 pm EST
Sun. Dec 31: 8 – 10 pm EST
Mon Jan 1: 8 – 10 pm EST

Video Support Group

Sat Dec 9: 7- 9 pm EST
Sun Dec 10: 7- 8:30 EST
Sat Dec. 23: 7 – 9 pm EST