The Veterinary Social Services team is here to help you through your animal’s diagnosis, treatment, and end-of-life care. Our social workers are trained to serve as a liaison between clients and the medical team, providing you with tips to successfully navigate a large medical institution and ensuring that you have the information, support, and resources you need to manage the daily challenge of caring for your animal.
Our social workers can help you:
- sort through the emotional, financial, and spiritual factors that influence medical decisions
- manage the stress and anxiety that arise when your animal becomes ill or injured
- cope with the demands of treatment for significant behavior problems
- prepare for your animal’s end of life
- cope with the feelings that come from losing a beloved companion
Veterinary Social Services provides multiple levels of support to clients and community members:
- Short-term individual, couples, and family counseling is available to anyone who has been a client of the Veterinary Medical Center within the past three (3) years;
- Phone consultations and resource referrals are available to all community members at no charge; and
- The Companion Animal Love, Loss & Memories Group (CALLM), a biweekly pet loss support group, is facilitated by Veterinary Social Services staff and open to the public.