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Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists Adds Bereavement Counseling; New York City's 24-Hour Emergency Care Facility Extends List of Services.

NEW YORK New York, state, United States
New York, Middle Atlantic state of the United States. It is bordered by Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut, and the Atlantic Ocean (E), New Jersey and Pennsylvania (S), Lakes Erie and Ontario and the Canadian province of
 -- Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists (FAVS FAVS Fabbrica Armi Valle Susa
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), New York City's newest specialty referral and 24-hour emergency care facility, is expanding its services to include bereavement Bereavement Definition

Bereavement refers to the period of mourning and grief following the death of a beloved person or animal. The English word bereavement
 and companion animal loss counseling. Facilitated by Irene Javors, M.ED., the series of hour-long presentations are designed to provide helpful guidelines for dealing with the loss of companion animals while focusing on topics such as the grief process, disenfranchised grief, loss in relationship to chronic illness, acceptance and resolution, and coping skills and resiliency strategies.

"Incorporating bereavement counseling sessions allows FAVS to extend our services into a critically important arena," said Sheri L. Berger, DVM DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.

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Doctor of Veterinary Medicine.
, DACVO DACVO Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists , medical director at FAVS. "Anyone who has experienced the severe illness of their companion animal knows that this is a difficult and emotional process," she added.

Educational presentations open to the public will be available on Tuesday nights at 7:30 p.m. on July 11, 18, and 25, as well as August 1, 8, 15 and 29, 2006. An exclusive session for veterinary staff was held in June and included valuable information for a veterinarian's role as a professional, developing effective communication skills with clients who are in crisis and compassion fatigue and burnout Burnout

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. Bereavement counseling seminars will be offered through the summer and into the fall of 2006.

"With this type of counseling, we hope to help pet owners come to terms with their loss and integrate those lessons into their lives," said Irene Javors, M.ED., mental health counselor A mental health counselor is a professional who provides counseling to individuals, couples, families, groups, or larger systems. A mental health counselor may also have training in educational and vocational counseling (MacCluskie & Ingersoll 2001). . "Loss is a great teacher of compassion for oneself and others, and our approach will focus on integrating the lessons companion animals reward humans with during their time together," she added.

Irene Javors, M.ED., is a licensed mental health counselor and a diplomate dip·lo·mate
One who has received a diploma, especially a physician certified as a specialist by a board of examiners.

 of the American Psychotherapy Association. As a certified bereavement facilitator and critical incident stress manager, Irene writes an ongoing column for Annals, the official journal of the American Psychotherapy Association. Javers is currently in private practice in New York City New York City: see New York, city.
New York City

City (pop., 2000: 8,008,278), southeastern New York, at the mouth of the Hudson River. The largest city in the U.S.
 and in 2001, was awarded a certificate of appreciation by the New York Counseling Association for volunteering professional services to assist the victims of the terrorist attacks on September 11, 2001.

Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, New York City's specialty-only and 24-hour emergency care facility, is located in the heart of lower Manhattan. FAVS offers a full spectrum of specialty services, including emergency and critical care, internal medicine, oncology, ophthalmology, cardiology and orthopedic and soft tissue surgery. In partnership with referring veterinarians, FAVS is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards with a team of specialists, nurses and support staff to ensure pets receive the very best specialty and emergency care.

For more information about Fifth Avenue Veterinary Specialists, please visit the Web site at
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