After receiving her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology, Dr. Kathleen Ayl became certified as a Pet Loss Recovery Specialist. She has dedicated her practice to veterinary support and pet loss recovery. Dr. Ayl is a consultant, lecturer, support group facilitator and writer who has been published in (The) Los Angeles Times; The Pet Press; The Seattle Times; Pulse Magazine, (an) official publication of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association, and she has authored four books, “Coping With The Loss of Your Pet”, “Grief and The Veterinary Team”, (“A Life Without Attachment:) Reactive Attachment Disorder From An Organic Brain Disease Approach” and “When Caring Hurts, Compassion Fatigue and The Veterinary Care Professional”, (which was recently) published and released by The American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).
Dr. Ayl has been a guest speaker on Dog Talk Radio; Animal’s Today Radio; Cat Chat Radio; Atomic Dog Radio and KCLU/NDR. Both NBC and FOX11 television news stations have interviewed her on camera regarding pet loss and grief. Her teaching circuit involves coaching veterinarians and their teams on Compassion Fatigue and Pet Loss Support. She provides veterinary team members as well as clients with individual sessions, phone sessions, house call sessions, pet loss support groups, euthanasia support, aftercare support as well as classes and workshops.