Dr. Bryanne Leuenberger is a 2008 graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College. Originally from Northwestern Ontario, she has made Vancouver Island home for the past six years and adores the beautiful west coast.
Bryanne currently resides in the Cowichan Valley with her husband and fur family, a Staffordshire Bull Terrier, Rowe, and a domestic short hair cat, Brady.
Dr. Leuenberger is a member in good standing of the College of Veterinarians of British Columbia, as well as a member of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association and the Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement.
Bryanne has worked as a small animal veterinarian in a variety of practices in her career, including prior work as a house call veterinarian. It is through these experiences that she realized that many pet families wished to provide their beloved companions a peaceful ending in the familiar surroundings and comfort of their own home. Through this she was moved to make such a service available by starting South Island Mobile Veterinary Services.
A note from Dr. Leuenberger:
Dear Pet Families,
During my years of practice as a small animal veterinarian, and as a pet parent myself, it has been made evident that there are few other experiences for pet owners that are as profound and meaningful as the last moments that they will spend with their companion during the euthanasia visit.
It can be a considerable challenge in a busy clinic or hospital setting to provide families and their pets with a peaceful, comfortable and private place in which to spend these moments and say their final words of love and farewell.
On the occasions that I have been fortunate enough to provide euthanasia services in the privacy of a family’s home, it has been very clear that there is no place more comforting than this for both the pet and the family members that love them. It is a blessing to provide these last moments together in the garden on a warm, sunny day or in the tranquility of the home in front of the fireplace, surrounded by love.
Euthanasia is a trying and emotional time, but it is also a final act of love, care and respect that we can give to our companions that have selflessly brought us so much joy during their time with us. It is the final gift that we can give when an adequate quality of life can no longer be realized.
I am so grateful to provide supportive and compassionate care to pets and their loving families during these times. Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions and to discuss your needs and the needs of your pet.
Dr. Bryanne Leuenberger