Veterinary Social Work

For many, animals are beloved family members, friends and companions. When they are sick or injured, owners experience a variety of emotions and challenges.

As part of the treatment team at the WCVM Veterinary Medical Centre, the Veterinary Social Work Program is here to support you through this difficult time.

How we can help

  • Offering emotional support during diagnostic testing, treatment or euthanasia
  • Helping you communicate your questions and concerns to your medical team
  • Helping you communicate your questions and concerns to your veterinary medical team
  • Providing referral to community supports if needed after you leave the medical centre or after an animal's death
  • Helping you communicate your animal's illness and possible death to your children
  • Helping you and your family work through your loss
  • Support and referral for farm stress due to issues with your herd or production animals
  • Support and referral for family members who are caring for seriously ill pets
  • Support and referral for issues such as abuse (animals/people) and alcohol/drug addictions

How you can reach us

  • Ask a WCVM veterinarian or staff member about social work services.
  • Call 306-966-2852 for social work services