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Terri Wilson

Education: BS Animal Science Pre-vet, ETSU MSW candidate

Description of services provided:
  • Animal Assisted Interventions,
  • Trauma Focused Equine Assisted Psychotherapy
  • individual and group
  • presentations on veterinary social work
Contact Information:
  • 828-575-8269,

General North Carolina Area

Sarina is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in TN and NC, and Adjunct Professor with the University of Tennessee College of Social Work.

Sarina previously worked at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine for 10 years as one of the clinical social workers who provided grief support and crisis intervention to clients of the Small and Large Animal Hospitals and members of the community, provided counseling to UTCVM students and House Officers, and oversaw the communication training for UTCVM’s veterinary medical students.

She has moved to NC with her family and now owns a private practice where she continues to provide Veterinary Social Work services.  Specifically she offers grief counseling for the loss of an animal, counseling to animal care professionals to help manage compassion fatigue, and consultation to the community for animal related issues.  Sarina is also available to conduct presentations on the following topics: animal related grief & bereavement, supporting animal owners in emotional distress, compassion fatigue & self-care, and improving communication in veterinary teams.

Phone: (919) 612-1991



Jehanne Gheith, LCSW

Educational Background: MSW, PhD

Place of Work: Duke University, Private Practice

Services Available: Psychotherapy, Grief Counseling, Pet loss counseling, including individual and group. I also help people when they have to make difficult decisions regarding their animals. Presentations of VSW available.

Contact Information:; 919-452-9286


Maria Stine, LCSW C004271

Educational Background:

  • Bachelor of Science in Communications
  • Master of Social Work
  • Veterinary Social Work Certificate


Place of Work: Private Practice – The Compassion Project PLLC

Services Available:

  • Psychotherapy
    • Community based and office
    • equine assisted psychotherapy available
    • individual and group
  • Speaker/presenter on topics related to wellness, compassion fatigue management.

Community based and office


Victoria (Tori) Oropello, LPC, LCAS

Education: MS in Clinical Counseling and Psychology

Serviced Provided: I’m the director of the clinical mental health and addictions services, as well as Case Management in the Wake County, NC detentions centers. Open to giving presentations on veterinary social work.

Contact Information: (505) 977-3435

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