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New York

Hudson Valley, NY

Heather White, LMSW

Educational Background:

  • Master of Social Work-New York State
  • Veterinary Social Work Certificate-University of Tennessee
  • Animals and Human Health Certificate-University of Denver
  • Treating Animal Abuse Certificate-Arizona State University

Services Available:

  • Animal-Assisted Interactions – Canine & Equine
  • Presentation on VSW

Contact Information: heatherwhite@optonline.net


New York, NY

Judith Harbour, LCSW

Educational Background:

  • Master of Social Work
  • Veterinary Social Work Certificate in progress

Place of Work: Private practice

Services Available: Pet loss support, end-of-life planning, caregiver stress management, managing chronic illness/special needs, new pet adjustment. Individual and group therapy available. VSW presentations arranged upon request.

Contact Infromation:

  • 646-535-0453
  • judith@habproject.com

Patchogue, NY

Dr. Pamela Linden, LMSW

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Psychology
  • Master of Social Work
  • PhD Social Welfare
  • Veterinary Social Work Certificate, UTK

Place of Work:

  • Stony Brook University
  • Paumanok Veterinary Hospital
  • Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc.

Services Available:

  • Compassion Fatigue & Wellness Services for Veterinarians, Receptionists, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants and Kennel Workers.
  • Mediation – Between veterinary staff and between clients and veterinarians
  • Compassion Fatigue & Wellness Services for Animal Rescue & Shelter groups
  • Pet Loss Support Group for Veterinary Hospital Clients
  • Pet Loss Follow Up Calls
  • Supportive Counseling for: Anticipatory Grief, End of Life Decision Making, Options for Memorializing the companion animal
  • Financial counseling for low income veterinary hospital clients
  • Workshops (Libraries, Hospitals, Not For Profits):
    • Understanding the Differences between Service Animals Therapy Animals and Emotional Support Animals.

Contact Information:

  • DrPam@veterinarysocialwork.com
  • 631-806-7152
  • Paumanok Veterinary Hospital: 639 Route 112, Patchogue, NY 11772

Additional Information: Dr. Linden is a SIFI certified social work field supervisor. She supervise BSW and MSW students interning at Veterinary Hospitals and Animal Assisted Therapy organizations. She is also doing research on Animal Assisted Therapy.


Stony Brook, NY

Dr. Pamela Linden, LMSW

Educational Background:

  • B.A. Psychology
  • Master of Social Work
  • PhD Social Welfare
  • Veterinary Social Work Certificate, UTK

Place of Work:

  • Stony Brook University
  • Paumanok Veterinary Hospital
  • Patchogue Rotary Animal Assisted Therapy, Inc.

Services Available:

  • Compassion Fatigue & Wellness Services for Veterinarians, Receptionists, Veterinary Technicians, Veterinary Assistants and Kennel Workers.
  • Mediation – Between veterinary staff and between clients and veterinarians
  • Compassion Fatigue & Wellness Services for Animal Rescue & Shelter groups
  • Pet Loss Support Group for Veterinary Hospital Clients
  • Pet Loss Follow Up Calls
  • Supportive Counseling for: Anticipatory Grief, End of Life Decision Making, Options for Memorializing the companion animal
  • Financial counseling for low income veterinary hospital clients
  • Workshops (Libraries, Hospitals, Not For Profits):
    • Understanding the Differences between Service Animals Therapy Animals and Emotional Support Animals.

Contact Information:

  • DrPam@veterinarysocialwork.com
  • 631-806-7152
  • Paumanok Veterinary Hospital: 639 Route 112, Patchogue, NY 11772

Additional Information: Dr. Linden is a SIFI certified social work field supervisor. She supervise BSW and MSW students interning at Veterinary Hospitals and Animal Assisted Therapy organizations. She is also doing research on Animal Assisted Therapy.

Veterinary Social Work

UT College of Veterinary Medicine
UT College of Social Work
Helpline: 865-755-8839
VSW Services: vetsocialwork@utk.edu
Certificate Program: vswcp@utk.edu

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