Genevieve Merrett operates the Pet Loss Support South service from the heart of the South Downs National Park and holds an accredited certificate in Pet Bereavement Support, awarded by NCFE, in conjunction with the Blue Cross animal charity.
Having owned animals for almost as long as she can remember, Genevieve has a passion for pets and as such, has experienced bereavement on many occasions with cherished dogs, cats, rabbits guinea pigs and equines (some of whom are pictured here).
While enjoying time working at a local veterinary group, Genevieve was touched by clients encountering pet loss. She felt there was a need for a practitioner in the area that people could turn to for support at this difficult time, without feeling awkward or embarrassed that they were grieving the loss of an animal. Genevieve understands that for lots of people - herself included - companion animals are not just like family members, they are family members.