Pet Loss and Grief Associates

Pet Loss Recovery Specialists

Dr. Kathleen Ayl

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"
available through
   The American Animal Hospital Association at
2)"Coping With The Loss of Your Pet"
     Also available through

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 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.
Although Dr. Ayl’s private consultation clients are primarily from Southern California, she does national and even international phone consultations.

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.

Alisha Iyengar

Alisha is a Certified Pet Loss Support Specialist who specializes in helping children who are experiencing the loss
of a beloved pet.  She is a fully qualified and Certified Preschool Teacher with many years of experience as well.
Alisha provides Children's Pet Loss Support Groups in various areas.

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