Social Work Support Services

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty and Emergency Center is proud and excited to announce the addition of a veterinary social worker to our team!

Lori Harbert has been a Social Worker for over 15 years but has worked in the Social Services field for many more. Lori is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) with a background in Mental Health Counseling, Trauma Informed Care, Crisis Counseling, Grief and Bereavement Counseling.

Information Hotline


DAY: 2nd Saturday of each month
TIME: 10:30 a.m. - Noon

ATTN: the Support Group meeting for January 2018 has been cancelled due to inclement weather

There is no fee for the group but reservations are required.
Please email us at

Pittsburgh Veterinary Specialty & Emergency Center

807 Camp Horne Road
Pittsburgh, PA 15237

In keeping with our vision to be the leader in patient care, innovation and community education, PVSEC has hired their first Licensed Clinical Social Worker to address the human needs of veterinary professionals and their clients

    Services Included  
  • Telephone/Private Support
  • Guidance in pet decision making including palliative care & euthanasia
  • Support Group Meetings
  • Referrals and Resources
  • Information on Pet Loss
  • Compassion Fatigue Management