About this speaker

Dr. Elizabeth Strand is the Founding Director of Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a licensed clinical social worker, experienced family therapist, Grief Recovery Specialist, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher. She has been working in the field of social work for 20 years.

She also is trained as a Rule 31 Mediator, Child, and Adult Anicare Animal Abuse Treatment counselor, a Compassion Fatigue Specialist and holds a Doctor of Philosophy in Social Work.

Her interest-areas include the link between human and animal violence, animals in family systems, the development of veterinary social work, communication skills, conflict resolution, and stress management techniques in animal-related environments.

Her professional mission is to encourage the humane treatment of both people and animals and to care for those professionals who care for animals.

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Welcome and Get to Know You

October 08, 2020, 06:30 PM
Elizabeth Strand

Panel Discussion: COVID-19-What is Essential?

October 09, 2020, 09:00 PM
Elizabeth Strand Akisha Townsend Eaton Gina Scarzella Colleen Parker Emily Gelb

Oath Ceremony: Veterinary Social Work and Veterinary Human Support Certificates

October 10, 2020, 08:15 PM
Elissa Nealley Andrews Amy Scanlon Irene Brady Addie Reinhard Emily Gelb Dawn DiMaria Joanna Robson Erica Friedhoff Jessica Drew Tori Oropello Leslie Nichols Serena Sutka Richard Edling Judith Rosen Pamela Sanford Judith Harbour Elizabeth Strand David Dieffenbach Christine Miner Susan Harris Erin Teigen Trish Haak Betsy "Genie" Bishop Nicole Lang Julie Shaw Gina Scarzella Nancy Saxton Lopez Megan Walsh Elmari van der Walt Rebecca Poplawski Karen Wimberly Kalin Alvey Diana Barone Ginger Templeton