Companion Animal Love, Loss & Memories Group (CALLM)

Companion Animal Love, Loss & Memories Group (CALLM)

The University of Minnesota Veterinary Medical Center (VMC) offers a biweekly bereavement group to support those grieving the loss of a beloved animal.

Whether you are facing an imminent or recent death, the CALLM group will provide you with a supportive and confidential environment in which to share your story. CALLM sessions are facilitated by the staff of VMC Social Work Services on the University of Minnesota’s St. Paul campus.

The CALLM Group meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of every month. Dates may be adjusted to accommodate holidays. Please call to confirm our schedule before attending.

Sessions begin promptly at 6:30 p.m. and conclude at 8:00 p.m.

Pomeroy Student-Alumni Learning Center, Room 115 (

Sessions are free of charge.

All group attendees must call in advance for pre-screening and to reserve a seat. Please call Veterinary Social Services at 612-624-9372 for details.

Pre-registered attendees may park in the VMC parking lot; parking permits will be issued by group facilitators immediately prior to each CALLM session.