Lianna Titcombe, BScH, DVM, CHPV
Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian
Dr. Lianna is the founder and owner of Claire Place Veterinary Hospice, one of the first practices in Canada devoted to end-of-life care for companion animals. She is past president of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and the international director of the Companion Animal Euthanasia Training Academy (CAETA). A large focus of Lianna's career has been the care of all the people involved in the end-of-life stage for companion animals. Dr. Lianna directed the Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa for over 20 years and, as a certified yoga instructor and compassion fatigue professional, is now offering grief retreats to people living with loss. She has studied pet loss and bereavement throughout her veterinary career and is honoured to be joining the Help Texts team as an expert contributor to support those coping with the death of a beloved pet.