Honouring the Human/Animal Bond
Debra Rimmer, MSSW, RSW, Registered Social Worker, has an expansive history of supporting and understanding the human animal connection through her counselling work and volunteer activities.
Debra has walked, trained, and fostered rescue dogs preparing them for loving homes, provided care for cats, dogs, and birds, and participated in animal assisted therapy with her beloved Labrador Retriever.
She developed and facilitated the 1st Pet Loss Support Group at the Humane Society of Austin/Travis County, in Austin, Texas - over a period of 12 years
Through Compassion Wise Debra is excited to continue to offer her compassionate support for animal lovers.
Debra provides sensitive, understanding counselling and education for humans making difficult decisions for their elderly or ill pets, or for those who experience the sudden, unexpected loss of a beloved pet through pet bereavement counselling.
Also offered are trainings for Veterinary Teams, including understanding Compassion Fatigue, and providing support for Stress relief, and self-compassion. Debra has received permission from the Ontario Registered Veterinary Technology Association to provide training for continuing education credit for RVT's.