Practice: Beechwood Veterinary Centre, Woodley
Debbie has worked at Beechwood Veterinary Centre since 2010 as a receptionist. Over time she realised that a bereavement support service was desperately needed for our clients, as she holds a counselling qualification from a previous job, so felt she could offer support to bereaved pet owners.
Debbie has undertaken the Blue Cross pet bereavement support training, which is online training that covers all aspects of pet loss, both before the loss of the pet, after receiving news of a terminal illness and following the loss of a beloved pet, through old age, illness or trauma. This means she can now help our clients when they may need help through their journey of grief.
If you require this support, Debbie will make an aftercare call to you where she will introduce herself and the support available and from there will gauge the level of support needed. She will put together a support pack for you, which could simply be of other support agencies or more involved information relating to practical techniques to help.
Support can be given via telephone, email or on-site, and for as long as you need. If you would like to know more about this service please visit the pet bereavement support page.
Away from work Debbie enjoys life with her three dogs, one of whom has been a blood donor in a life threatening situation and has been ‘Patient of the Month’ here at Beechwood Vets. Debbie also has garden fantail doves and a very excitable, noisy cockertoo.