Veterinary Social Workers
Orchard Park Veterinary Medical Center’s Veterinary Social Workers
Katie Nokovich, LMSW
Katie Nokovich is a Licensed Master Social Worker (LMSW). She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Social Work at Daemen University and Master's Degree in Social Work at the University at Buffalo. Katie has experience working with patients that are terminally ill and their loved ones in the field of dying, grief, and loss including Hospice Care. Katie uses a trauma focused approach to help families navigate difficult conversations surrounding quality of life and end of life.
Katie wanted to become a Veterinary Social Worker to merge her biggest passions: animals and grief support. Katie’s goal is to normalize/validate grief among pet owners and help them develop healthy coping skills to navigate life without their pet. Katie enjoys spending time with her partner and their dog. She enjoys listening to true crime podcasts and traveling.
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