Social Work Human-Animal Resource Hub

Expanding Access to Resources That Help People and Pets* Live Their Best Lives, Together!


Hello! Are you working with a person who has a pet-related concern – such as finding affordable vet care, temporary crisis pet care, or pet food – and you’re not sure where to go next? You’ve come to the right place!

I’m Janet Hoy-Gerlach, PhD, LCSW, LISW-S, Director of Veterinary Social Work for Open Door Veterinary Collective. I’m also the lead author of Human-Animal Interaction: A Social Work Guide

We created this Hub to increase access to resources that keep people and their pets together, healthy, and thriving!

* A note on terms: Words matter. The term "companion animal" is increasingly used instead of "pet" to respectfully refer to the non-human animals we purposefully live and keep company with. For the sake of brevity and inclusivity ("pet" is the more widely known and commonly used term), we have chosen to use the word "pet" on our Hub.