ALL ABOUT US
Losing a beloved pet or caring for one who is suffering from a terminal illness can lead to feelings of depression, anxiety, guilt, isolation, loneliness, and feeling overwhelmed. You might even begin to question your own sanity. In most cases, unresolved grief is a major component in both pet loss and compassion fatigue.
Our programs are offered to all who suffer from the gut-wrenching pain of pet loss or have lost themselves to the devastation of compassion fatigue. We will offer you the tools you need to restore your sense of balance.
There is no loss as great as that of a beloved one.
Pet Loss and Grief Associates will give you the tools and emotional support you deserve when facing a life threatening diagnosis or the devastation of the loss of a loved one.
Whether you are considering euthanasia, still recovering from an old loss or are somewhere in between, we are here to help you.
PET LOSS SERVICES
With You Every Step of the Way
You are not alone
We Are Here For You
PRIVATE SUPPORT CONSULTS
EUTHANASIA & AFTERCARE SUPPORT
Having the support you deserve
COMPASSION FATIGUE EDUCATION
Maintaining your balance
Stepping toward your goals
DR. KATHLEEN AYL
Serving Patients Since 1997
Dr. Ayl is a consultant, lecturer, support group facilitator and writer who has been published in Pulse Magazine, the official publication of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, The LA Times, The Seattle Times and The Pet Press. Additionally she lectures at several National and International Veterinary Meetings, as well as various Colleges and Universities.
Dr. Ayl’s teaching circuit, comprised of workshops and a series of lectures, involves coaching veterinarians and their teams on how to recognize their client’s grief, be sensitive to it, and thereby help others through a very painful and difficult time in their lives. She also offers Compassion Fatigue for Veterinary Professionals. She is a frequent guest on various pet related Television and Talk-Radio Show programs; Animals Today Radio, Dog Talk and Cat Chat and she has Authored:
1) The literary award winning book, “When Helping Hurts: Compassion Fatigue in the Veterinary Profession”
2) “Coping With The Loss of Your Pet”
Both available through The American Animal Hospital Association at
Dr. Ayl holds a Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, and is a Certified Veterinary Support and Pet Loss Recovery Specialist; a Certified Trauma Support Specialist and a Certified Compassion Fatigue Recovery Specialist. She has dedicated her practice to Pet Loss Support and Compassion Fatigue Support with services in Culver City, Sherman Oaks, Ventura, Santa Barbara, the South Bay, the San Fernando Valley, the Conejo Valley and the Santa Clarita Valley.
Her experience in facilitating Pet Loss Support Groups since 1996, has heightened her awareness of the fact that those who grieve the loss of their beloved pets often do not receive the support that they expect or deserve from their friends and family.
By Dr. Kathleen Ayl