Read OVC Pet Trust's Pet Loss Support Guides
Coping with the Loss of a Pet: A Support Guide for Pet Owners
Preparing for the Loss of a Pet: A Support Guide for Pet Owners
Helping Children with the Loss of a Pet: A Support Guide for Pet Owners
Ask your veterinarian for your FREE print copy, or contact the OVC Pet Trust team.
Meet Sarah Bernardi, OVC Clinical Counsellor
Sarah Bernardi RSW, MSW
Sarah is the full-time clinical counsellor at the OVC Health Sciences Centre. Sarah knows that the loss, or anticipated loss, of a companion animal is often accompanied by complex feelings of uncertainty and grief. She has a deep understanding of the human-animal bond and is here to support pet owners through this journey.
Clinical Counselling Services include:
- Advocating for you as you navigate difficult decisions regarding your animal’s health.
- Short-term counselling for discussions around pet loss, quality of life and any other challenges you may experience.
- Connecting you with the appropriate resources for any further support you feel you require.
Connect with Sarah
Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm Monday through Friday
Please note: Clinical counselling services are provided to owners who have received or are receiving services at the OVC.
Additional Pet Loss Resources
Online Grief / Bereavement Resources
Pet Loss Support Groups (Ontario, Canada)