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Dr Kathryn James (Lyons)

BVSc (Hons), Dip Couns, Cert IV TAE

Dr Deborah Webb

BVetMed, MANZCVSC, Dip Couns



Hi from Debbie and Kathryn!

Veterinary Vitality is our passion. After recognising a need for veterinary-specific counselling services, we’ve joined forces with the vision to create the go-to counselling and wellbeing hub for the veterinary community. We are qualified, registered counsellors and members of the Australian Counselling Association and abide by their Code of Conduct and Ethics. Our goal is to change the common perception that seeking counselling is a weakness, in the hope that more people will reach out for help earlier rather than later.

As experienced veterinarians and counsellors, we have a deep understanding of the inevitable emotional roller-coaster that accompanies the amazing highs and challenging lows of working in the veterinary profession. We have lived experience; most counsellors and psychologists haven’t been in your shoes. We’ve also raised families and know how difficult it can be to juggle all the competing demands. We know what it’s like to struggle, feel overwhelmed, undervalued, and become disillusioned.

We get you!