Angie with her beloved dog, Enzo.
Angie with her beloved dog, Enzo.

As Veterinary Professionals, you support the wellbeing of animals. As a Social Worker, Angie supports your wellbeing.  By combining her two greatest passions — her desire to support others and her love of animals — she is part of a growing profession called Veterinary Social Work

Angie specialize’s in veterinary wellbeing, end-of-life and pet loss support, and equity issues within veterinary and shelter medicine.

As a Wellbeing Coach and Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist, she provides trauma-informed support and coaching to veterinary professionals so they can reconnect to themselves and their work in new and improved ways.

Angie is deeply committed to supporting veterinary medicine as an allied professional. She has worked directly in veterinary hospitals as a Social Worker and is  actively involved with many veterinary organizations and initiatives including the International Association of Veterinary Social Work, BLEND Vet, and the Canadian Collective for Equity in Veterinary Medicine to name a few.

As a Professor with Seneca College’s School of Community Services, Angie has developed and taught a micro-credential aimed at improving the stress response for those working within veterinary and shelter medicine. She has presented at leading conferences around the world such as Fetch DVM 360, International Veterinary Social Work Summit, MCVMA Rise, and The UK Vet Congress, advocating for a trauma-informed approach to veterinary wellbeing.

Angie holds a Bachelor of Social Work from the Toronto Metropolitan University, a Master of Social Work from York University and continues to dedicate herself to her personal and professional growth through ongoing training and certification. She is certified in Emotional CPR with the National Empowerment Centre, is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist from the Traumatology Institute, and is currently completing her International Coaching Federation training with the Mind Rebel Academy.