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Veterinary Social Worker

Alyssa Pepe
Photo by Christina May

Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center’s Veterinary Social Worker
Alyssa Pepe, LCSW

Alyssa Pepe is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Canisius College and Master's Degree in Social Work from the University at Buffalo. Alyssa has experience working in community mental health and substance abuse treatment with individuals, couples and in group settings. Her focus and passion is on mental health, specifically understanding the effects and impact of trauma on the body and mind and the importance of understanding self-compassion. She strongly believes in using a client-centered approach to personalize care for each person, family and their pet.

Alyssa was drawn to being a Veterinary Social Worker as a response to her love for animals and wanting to honor the bond between humans and animals. In her free time Alyssa spends her time with her partner and their two dogs, reading novels and volunteering at the SPCA in the Wildlife Department.

To learn more about Veterinary Social Work Please read the following article from the Washington Post: https://www.washingtonpost.com/lifestyle/wellness/need-to-make-tough-decisions-about-your-pet-a-veterinary-social-worker-can-help/2019/09/13/ce8090c8-d4c4-11e9-86ac-0f250cc91758_story.html

To learn more about OPVMC’s Veterinary Social Worker services please click here.