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Counseling and Support Services at HLA

Promoting the health and well-being of animals, people, and the environment

We recognize the unique and lasting bonds between people and their companion animals. As part of the veterinary team, our social worker provides counseling and support, focusing on the needs of individuals and families.

Our social worker is available, at no charge, to provide counseling and support to you if your companion animal experiences an emergency, sudden illness, or is being treated for a chronic condition.

Our social worker advocates for you by helping you navigate difficult decisions regarding your pet’s health. Counseling is available that focuses on pet loss, grief, parent-child discussions, and other challenges that you may experience.

You Are Not Alone

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center’s clinical social worker, Eric Richman, MSW, LICSW, will be leading a free monthly gathering on the third Tuesday of each month from 6:00-7:00 p.m. No registration is necessary.

The group offers support to anyone who anticipates or has experienced the loss of a pet or companion animal. Call our social worker with questions at 508-887-4371.

Download the flyer to learn more.

Contact Our Social Worker
Appointment Hours
Monday through Friday 9:00AM to 4:00PM
Please call for additional appointment times
Eric Richman, MSW, LICSW, Veterinary Social Worker
55 Willard Street
North Grafton, MA 01536

Do you have emergency?

Emergency service at the Hospital for Large Animals is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. After business hours, it is essential to call before your arrival so our staff can prepare what is necessary. The emergency service will take your name and number and a veterinarian will return your call.

Hospital for Large Animals

Cummings Veterinary Medical Center at Tufts University
53 Willard St.
N. Grafton, MA 01536
Fax: 508-839-7931
Pharmacy: 508-887-4850