Veterinary Social Work at Virginia Tech
"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
Article ItemIn Memory of Dr. Moose , article
Words cannot express how much Moose, a Virginia Tech therapy dog, will be missed.
Article ItemAddiction Resources , article
There are addiction recovery resources in Virginia that may be especially helpful to students and faculty members during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Article ItemAnimal Loss Support , article
Strategies and support for managing grief and bereavement after the loss of a pet
Article ItemAnimal Shelters and Rescue , article
Shelters are seeking foster homes for animals during COVID-19.
Article ItemCoping and Wellness , article
These strategies and resources help you care for your mental health during the uncertainties of COVID-19.
Article ItemEmergency Assistance , article
Area resources, such as food banks, are available to assist area residents.
Article ItemLocal Human Health Care and Hospitals , article
Several hospitals and health care centers are available in the New River Valley.
Article ItemPet Safety , article
These resources offer guidance for ensuring your pet's safety and well-being during the COVID-19 crisis.
Article ItemResources for Veterinary Health Care Workers , article
The well-being and emotional resilience of health care workers are key components of maintaining essential health care services during the COVID-19 outbreak.
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.