In an effort to provide integrative care focused on supporting our patients and their human counterparts, Red Sage is offering clinic counselor services to our clients. We understand the human-animal bond and the important role that your pet has in your life. Our hope is to provide you with additional support during your pet’s health struggles or end-of-life journey. Services will be provided by our clinic counselor, a licensed social worker certified in animal-assisted social work.
The following are the counseling programs and services that Red Sage offers. Please contact us for more information or to create a plan tailored to you.
Visits to discuss your pet’s health and receive assistance in decision-making, coordinating with your veterinarian and tech staff.
Groups targeted to specific conditions where you can connect with other pet owners struggling with similar issues.
One-on-one counseling for those needing additional support during difficult times in your pet’s treatment.
Weekly group to find connection and community with other loving pet owners utilizing our services.
Meet Our Clinic Counselor
Jamie Gross, MA, MSW, LSW, AASW
Jamie is a licensed social worker and certified animal-assisted social worker. Originally from Pennsylvania, Jamie moved out west to attend University of Denver for graduate school. She worked in the field of human and protective services before returning to DU to obtain her master of social work, while also completing the animal-assisted social work certificate through the Institute for Human-Animal Connection. Jamie has utilized animal assisted interventions while working in hospice and in at-risk youth programs. She has always been interested in studying the human animal bond and how our connections with animals enrich our lives, as well as understanding grief and loss in our relationships. She is excited to work in the field of veterinary social work and connect with clients through their love of animals.
In her spare time, Jamie enjoys volunteering in the community, fostering for dog rescue, and spending time with her dogs and horse, Cookie. She resides with her partner, Matt, their six dogs, and always a foster pup or two, in Fort Collins. Jamie looks forward to supporting the Red Sage community in this new role.