Lianna TitcombeBoard Member
Dr. Titcombe began her career in veterinary medicine following her graduation from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1999. She has since worked in emergency medicine and critical care, general practice, and with shelters and animal rescue organizations, in Canada and in developing nations. In 2000 she took over the Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa, acting as director and group facilitator for the past 15 years. This role, as well as the death of her mother following a long and painful illness, led to the realization of her true calling: to help and support terminally ill pets and their families. She is hoping to lead the veterinary hospice movement in Canada, bringing dignity and comfort to companion animals during their end of life. This year marks her fifth working exclusively in end-of-life care as a mobile hospice veterinarian, and her third on the board of directors of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care (IAAHPC). She is now the chair of the international committee and proud president of IAAHPC.