Veterinary social workers are on the forefront of efforts to support the human-animal bond while alleviating some of the stressors for both veterinary team members and animal owners.
Pawlicy Advisor conducted a survey in conjunction with AAHA to research the perception of pet insurance among veterinary professionals. The data reveals vet teams overwhelmingly believe that pet insurance has a number of benefits,
Do you know a co-worker or client who seems to be struggling with a substance use disorder (SUD)? Or maybe you’re the one struggling? Phil Richmond, DVM, CAPP, CPHSA, CCFP, has been there, and now he is on a mission to flip the paradigm about SUDs from stigma to compassion.
The class of 2026 at the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine will be the first to complete a revamped fully integrated curriculum that aims to teach veterinarians how to better communicate, collaborate, and solve problems.
The Center for Veterinary Social Work at the University of Tennessee is “a space for all professionals with an interest in human and animal welfare to come together to collaborate.” As the field of veterinary social work gains popularity, how it’s taught and practiced is growing up too.
Matt Motta, PhD, and Gabriella Motta, VMD, are a brother-sister research team who (along with fellow researcher Dominik Stecula, PhD), are examining vaccine hesitancy among dog owners, drawing connections between pet owners’ decisions, fears about human vaccines, and the lasting effects of Covid-19.