About Us

Pets and Peo­ple was founded by Dr Micheal O’Donoghue BVSc and Penny Car­roll B Ed, M Ed Stud­ies (Guid­ance and Coun­selling) to pro­vide a sup­port­ive process to help peo­ple through the grief often expe­ri­enced through the loss of a com­pan­ion animal.

Dr Micheal O’Donoghue BVSc Grad­u­ated from the Uni­ver­sity of Queens­land in 1992 and has prac­ticed as a Vet in Aus­tralia and the United King­dom. After Spend­ing time at the Uni­ver­sity of Cal­i­for­nia Davis pet loss cen­ter and work­ing with Bon­nie Mader, He beame aware of the long term impact of pet loss and ende­voured to help peo­ple in the area of pet loss. He researched the area of com­pan­ion pet loss and the sig­nif­i­cant impact this can have on peo­ples lives.

Michael O'Donoghue Vet BVSc


Penny Car­roll B Ed, M Ed Stud­ies (Guid­ance and Coun­selling) has woked as an edu­ca­tor and coun­sel­lor for more than 20 years. Pets have always been a part of Penny’s life. Her work as a grief coun­sel­lor had lead her into the area of com­pan­ion pet loss coun­selling.
About Penny:
Cur­rently work­ing as a lec­turer and coun­sel­lor, I have had broad expe­ri­ence with both adults and chil­dren. In pre­vi­ous posi­tions as teacher, in pas­toral care and as school coun­sel­lor, much of my work has been in the area of loss and grief. I under­stand the many dimen­sions of pet loss, through both pro­fes­sional and per­sonal expe­ri­ence. As an ani­mal lover, ani­mals have always been part of my life grow­ing up and with my own chil­dren and grand­chil­dren. I have a deep respect for all life, human and ani­mal and for the human-animal bond that exists for many peo­ple.
I am a mem­ber of the Aus­tralian Guid­ance & Coun­selling Asso­ci­a­tion, the Aus­tralian Coun­selling Asso­ci­a­tion and the Asso­ci­a­tion for Pet Loss and Bereave­ment. I am avail­able for coun­selling at a num­ber of venues in Bris­bane and Cabool­ture and may be avail­able for home vis­its when time permits.

I have devel­oped a work­book to assist peo­ple in an ongo­ing way to under­stand grief, to look at and acknowl­edge their loss and also find ways to remem­ber their beloved companion.

Penny Carroll

Penny Car­roll
Phone: 07 3720 0107
Mobile : 0419 709 437
Email: the.penny.carroll@gmail.com

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