Dr. Lianna is actively involved in volunteering in our local community, as well as internationally. She and her team have performed several night owl “spayathons” at the Ottawa Humane Society to help catch up on spay/neuter surgeries to place animals in their forever homes sooner. She has also travelled to remote islands in the Caribbean and Thailand to volunteer with animal rescue organizations. Lianna is a board member of the International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care and is also the chair of their international committee. She has been the director of the Pet Loss Support Group since 2000, volunteering her time to facilitate monthly meetings for over 18 years. Lianna also regularly presents lectures about animal hospice to local veterinary professionals and students, and has spoken as an expert in the field in many television, radio, and online interviews.
Ottawa Humane Society
The Ottawa Humane Society focuses on the humane treatment of all animals. It works to address the causes of animal suffering and to encourage people to take responsibility for their animal companions. It also provides care for animals that are neglected, abused, stray or homeless.
International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care
The International Association for Animal Hospice and Palliative Care is dedicated to promoting knowledge about and developing guidelines for comfort-oriented care to companion animals as they approach the end of life.
Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa Carleton
The Pet Loss Support Group of Ottawa Carleton is dedicated to providing comfort and support to people coping with or anticipating the death of a companion animal.