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Veterinary Social Work at Virginia Tech

Veterinary Social Work at Virginia Tech

Care for the humans who care for animals in Virginia's New River Valley

Illustration: Veterinary social work session

"We should have respect for animals because it makes better human beings of us all."

"You cannot go through a single day without having an impact on the world around you. What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what difference you want to make."

"Let us develop respect for all living things. Let us try to replace violence and intolerance with understanding and compassion. And love."

— Jane Goodall

March 17, 2020

This resource blog was established in response to the evolving needs of humans in the local New River Valley area who are experiencing challenges as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. As time permits, resources are being compiled by veterinary social workers at the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine.

Please contact your primary human health care and veterinary health care providers for your and your animal’s specific situations. If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go to your nearest emergency room or call 911.

Per the waiver from U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), social work services for the Veterinary Teaching Hospital will continue during COVID-19 using telehealth and remote communications technologies.