BVSC + Counselling Services
“Until one has loved an animal, a part of one’s soul remains unawakened” - Anatole France

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When our beloved pets become unwell, it can be very distressing and can be overwhelming. Having someone to talk to can offer comfort in what can be a stressful time.

At BVSC we understand and offer counselling support services upon request for pet owners faced with the difficult and emotional decisions regarding the care of their pet or coming to terms with the trauma of losing their dearly loved family member.

If you would like more information on the following counselling services, please contact one of our friendly Client Service Officers on (07) 3264 9400 or speak to your BVSC clinician who will be happy to discuss this service with you and make recommendations.

+ Pets and People - Pet Loss & Grief Support & Counselling Service    

Pets and People are a 'Pet Loss & Grief Support & Counselling Service' whose aim is to help connect pet owners with qualified and experienced pet loss counsellors who can support them in difficult times.

Share the loss of your pet with a therapist who will understand and support you...

Our 24/7 Pet Loss Support Line

Australia  1300 431 450

The 1300 line is a toll free number, but once connected with a professional, their counselling rates will vary according to the service provider.

For more information on the professional counselling service available, please click on the link to Pets and People.

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SandraSharpeBVSCDavid Foote

+ Counsellor & Veterinarian - BVSc BMus 

David graduated as a veterinarian in 1980 from the University of Queensland and spent 20 years in private practice in Australia and the United Kingdom before deciding to pursue a career in counselling and personal development. From 1999 until 2001 David trained and worked in general and crisis counselling with Lifeline and completed bereavement counselling training at the Bereavement Care Centre in Sydney. David lectured in the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney from 2002 to 2014 and was heavily involved in the design and implementation of the Intern Mentoring Program for final year veterinary science students. He was the program’s inaugural director from 2009 to 2014.

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Our Vision

At Brisbane Veterinary Specialist Centre, OUR VISION is a world where all animals will be provided specialty care with compassion. We will ensure quality of life for animals through nurturing the human-animal bond and be at the forefront of advancements in veterinary science, technology and collaborative research, whilst consistently fulfi lling our duty of care to our patients, their owners, our referring veterinarians, our colleagues, and to the society we serve.