Pet Loss Resources

We all understand how heartbreaking the loss of your faithful companion can be, as many of us have felt the pain you are now experiencing. We at Bostic Veterinary Hospital would like to help make your pets passing as peaceful and pain free as possible. Euthanasia services are performed with compassion and respect, with staff paying close attention that your needs and wishes are met because we love your pet too.

Cremation Services

We use Pet Cremation Services of Tidewater. Please feel free to look at their website http://www.petcremation.com/ to see all of their many options for urns, or memorializing your beloved pet.

Communal or Group Cremation—In this less costly option, several animals are placed in the cremation chamber together.

Private or Individual Cremation—In this option, only your pet is placed in the cremation chamber, the ashes are gathered and returned to you with a complete memorial package.

We can make all of the arrangements for you whatever decision you make, we know how difficult these calls can be.

Pet Loss Support Groups

We offer a variety of resources to assist you during this painful time, online, telephone, and support groups.

  • ASPCA Pet Loss Hotline; (877)GRIEF-10: For support dealing with the loss of a pet, including information on meeting the emotional needs of children at the time of a pet's death.
  • Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB): Our services are free and available to anyone grieving for a beloved pet.
  • Hampton Roads Veterinary Hospice: We have formed the first pet loss support group for those in Hampton Roads who have suffered the loss of a pet. The schedule will be posted on our website and support group's Facebook each month.
  • Pet Loss Support Hotline: (540)231-8038 The hotline is usually staffed by trained volunteers on Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6-9pm. You may leave messages outside of these hours and a call will be returned when a volunteer is available.

Client Testimonials

"From the time the Bostic Veterinary Hospital opened, we have been devoted clients and have taken all of our dogs to be treated by their excellent doctors and staff. They have always been so aware of our needs regarding love for our dogs and dedication to their care. We feel so fortunate to have found the VERY BEST for our little angels. "
– Ellen P. & Libby P.