I need help

Sunset Veterinary Counselling welcomes self referral from clients who recognise they are in need of additional support, as well as referrals from Australian veterinarians wanting to refer the owners of their patients to this program.

It is important to note, however, that as a training clinic the Clinic does not take on cases of a legal nature of any type, nor do they accept referrals for high risk clients, actively psychotic clients, or students currently undertaking psychology studies at UQ.

Please Note: The UQ Psychology Clinic does not provide crisis or emergency support.

Upon completion of the form below you will be contacted to confirm the suitablity of this support program for you/your clients needs.

The form should take no longer than 5 minutes to complete. Please take the time to fill out all areas of the form to ensure we can understand your situation and care requirements. If you do have any questions about the form please contact our supportive Sunset Vets office staff.

Resources

How To Support Someone

How To Support Someone Who Has Lost A Pet. Things you can do Remember that people grieve differently, and your loved one may not grieve in the way you expect. Try to respect their process, and be there for them in the different ways that they need. Remember that just being there goes a long

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Talking to Children

How to talk to children about pet loss Children also view pets as members of the family and sometimes as their best friend. Breaking the news to your children that their pet has died, or that they will need to be euthanased can be a very difficult discussion. How you go about doing this depends on the child’s

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Guilt

After making the difficult decision to let your pet go, one of the emotions some people can feel is guilt about the decision you have had to make. There is no right or wrong way to feel following an experience or decision like this one, and some people may feel guilt, whereas some people may not. Each person’s

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Grief

Grief is a natural reaction to the loss of someone that we care about. It is important to remember that there is no set way to grieve, and that it is perfectly normal to experience emotions that you weren’t necessarily expecting. While we all experience grief in our own individual ways, some common experiences of grief include

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Memoralisation

One way of processing your grief is to find ways to remember your pet and acknowledge their presence in your life. There are many ways you can do this, and everyone will have a different way of remembering their pet. Some ideas about how you can memorialise your pet are listed below. Plant a pot-plant or tree in

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