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   Pet Loss Support

Pacific Veterinary HouseCalls:  Pet Loss Support Resources

Mostly local / Seattle area counselors and support groups, with additional support by phone and online chat groups.

Washington Pet Loss Resources

Listing of end-of-life pet care providers who ask to be included - from counselors and support groups to crematories.

The Argus Institute at Colorado State University, College of Veterinary Medicine. 

In a box on the right simply labelled "Argus Institute" there are drop-down menus with a number of helpful, supportive articles. 

Honoring the Bond, Support for Animal Owners by The Ohio State University Veterinary Medical Center. 

The section on "Resources for Pet Owners" has excellent articles on decision making as well as understanding grief in adults, children and pets.  Additional support listings can be found in the menu column. 

Pet Loss Support / Pet Loss Hotline by Washington State University, College of Veterinary Medicine.

This is more than just a phone number:  The online support pages have stories shared by clients as well as resource articles on understanding pet loss and the emotions involved.  Look in the left-side drop-down menu for resource listings. 

  ** Clickable Links on this Resource Page are in Bold.

   Pain Assessment Scales

These assessment tools are very helpful for our patients, but were designed for gauging acute pain in otherwise healthy cats and dogs (sudden illness or trauma, and post-surgical patients).  Because dogs and cats with chronic pain tend to mask their symptoms or otherwise 'learn to cope,' it is difficult to create one-size-fits-most chronic pain scales specifically for end-of-life patients. 

Colorado State University

     Canine Acute Pain Scale
     Feline Acute Pain Scale

Glasglow Composite Member Pain Score (CMPS-SF)

     Canine CMPS-SF

     Feline CMPS-SF

   Pet End of Life, Quality of Life Assessment


     by The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine:

How Do I Know When It's Time?


     by Dr. Alice Villalobos, at

Quality of Life Assessment Article

Pet Quality of Life Scale:

     QoL Scale for Cats

     QoL Scale for Dogs

End of Life Care - Clinician's Brief magazine article


Clay Paw Prints

     We can help make a personalized Clay Paw during a visit, or

     You can order a kit directly from the manufacturer, World by the Tail, Inc.

Pacific Veterinary HouseCalls:  Resources for Honoring and Memorializing

   Pet Emergency Services and Critical Care


   Poison Control – fee for service, not publicly funded

ASPCA Animal Poison Control Center 1 (888) 426-4435

Pet Poison Helpline 1 (800) 213-6680


   24 hr Hospitals Providing Care

(^ Indicates Veterinary Specialists on staff - may include specialist(s) in one or more of the following fields:  internal medicine, surgery, cardiology, oncology, dentistry, neurology, radiology or exotic animal care)

(* Indicates Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Specialist on staff and available in clinic on a regular basis)

     Greater Seattle Area

South and West Seattle (West Seattle, SODO to Burien, Renton)


Blue Pearl   Specialty + Emergency Care for Pets (was ACCES) ^*  (Renton)

(206) 364-1660


    - General practices with After Hours or 24 hr Emergency:

South Seattle Veterinary Hospital  (White Center) 

(206) 242-8338

Seattle  (Downtown and Neighborhoods North of City Center)


Blue Pearl   Specialty + Emergency Care for Pets (was ACCES) ^*  (Lake City Way) 

(206) 364-1660


Emerald City Emergency Clinic  (Wallingford) 

(206) 634-9000


Seattle Veterinary Specialists ^  (Downtown / First Hill) 

(206) 624-9111

North of Seattle - Includes Southern Snohomish County  (Shoreline to Everett)


Animal Emergency Clinic of Everett  (Everett) 

(425) 258-4466


Animal Emergency & Specialty ^*  (Kirkland) 

(425) 827-8727


Animal Medical Center of Seattle ^  (Shoreline) 

(206) 204-3366


The Center for Bird and Exotic Animal Medicine ^  (Bothell) 

(425) 329-4407

    [After hours, on call for emergencies 

    (425) 892-0036]


Seattle Veterinary Specialists ^*  (Kirkland) 

(425) 823-9111

VCA Veterinary Specialty Center of Seattle^*  (Lynnwood)

(425) 697-6106

East Side (Bellevue, Issaquah, Redmond)

Animal Emergency Hospital of Redmond ^  (Redmond) 

(425) 250-7090


    - General practices with After Hours or 24 hr Emergency:

VCA Alpine Animal Hospital  (Issaquah)



After Hours Animal Emergency Clinic  (Bellevue, at Aerowood An Hosp)

(425) 746-6557

    Kitsap County / Kitsap Peninsula


Animal Emergency and Trauma Center  (Poulsbo)

(360) 697-7771

VCA Central Kitsap Animal Hospital  (Silverdale)

(360) 692-6162



    Southern King County / Northern Pierce County

Blue Pearl   Specialty + Emergency Care for Pets ^  (Tacoma)

(253) 474-0791


Summit Veterinary Referral Center ^*  (Tacoma)

(253) 983-1114


    - General practices with After Hours or 24 hr Emergency:

Sumner Veterinary Hospital  (Sumner)

(253) 830-5698


VCA Pacific Avenue Animal Hospital  (Tacoma, near Parkland)

(253) 537-0241

    - After Hours Only Emergency Clinic (not 24 hr care)

Affordable Animal Emergency Clinic  (Auburn)

(253) 939-6272

    Thurston County

Olympia Pet Emergency  (Olympia)

(360) 455-5155

Olympia Veterinary Specialists ^  (Olympia)

(360) 339-3596

We try to keep this list of regional pet emergency services updated, so please let us know if we missed anyone!


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Mobile veterinarian providing end-of-life pet care.  Serving the greater Seattle area and communities in and around King County since 2014.