Veterinary Wellness and Social Work Summit

2nd & 3rd November, 2015


2nd & 3rd November, 2015 07:00 am - 09:00 pm


UT Conference Center
UT Conference Center Building
600 Henley Street
Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone: (865) 974-0250
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Kristin Buller, LCSW

Kristin Buller is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker (LCSW) in private practice in Chicago, specializing in veterinary social work. In addition to her clinical training at University of Chicago, Kristin was educated at CanineLink Academy in dog behavior and is currently pursuing a certification in veterinary social work (VSW-CP) from the University of Tennessee. Kristin and Kelly Ballantyne, DVM, are conducting research focusing on the impact of pet behavior problems on owners and the range of ways to support them. Kristin and Dr. Ballanytne have presented their initial findings at the International Association of Animal Behavior Consultants (IAABC) Conference and are authors of an article on the experience of veterinarians in behavior practice recently published in the Journal of Veterinary Behavior. In addition to counseling and support groups for owners, Kristin conducts seminars and lectures for veterinary and training professionals on the following topics: supporting pet owners in emotional distress, the human-animal bond, pet grief and loss, professional self-care, and compassion fatigue.


November 2, 2015, 3:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Living With and Loving a Pet with Behavior Problems: The Impact on Pet Owners - 413A