Veterinary Teaching Hospital Faculty

Trish Haak, MSW

Veterinary Licensed Clinical Social Worker
Veterinary Teaching Hospital


  • 2018 - present
    Veterinary Social Work Post-Graduate Certification
    University of Tennessee
    Knoxville, TN
  • 2005
    Master of Social Work
    University of Washington
    Seattle, WA
  • 1996
    Bachelor of Arts, Psychology
    North Carolina State University
    Raleigh, NC


License in Clinical Social Work, Commonwealth of Virginia

Registered Pet Partner with Moose to perform animal-assisted therapy

Adult/infant CPR

Professional Experience

  • 2019 - present
    Veterinary Licensed Clinical Social Worker
    VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2014-2019
    Staff Counselor
    Cook Counseling Center, Virginia Tech
    Blacksburg, VA
  • 2012-2014
    Therapist/Assessment and Referral Counselor
    Bloomington Meadows Hospital
    Bloomington, IN
  • 2011-2012
    Stone City Counseling, Inc.
    Bedford, IN
  • 2009-2010
    Kaiser Permanente Research Institute
    Seattle, WA
  • 2005-2010
    Research Project Manager
    Kaiser Permanente Research Institute
    Seattle, WA


Haak, D.C., P.P. Perkins, D.O. Graham, K., Hieri, J.M., and Lieberman, J.A. "Prodromal Symptoms in a Population "At Risk" for Developing psychotic illness.", Schizophrenia Bulletin (2003). Presented at Winter Workshop on Schizophrenia, Davos, Switzerland., 2/2003.

Shaffer, K.S. Love, M.M., Chapman, K.M., Horn, A.J., Haak, P.P., and Shen, C.Y. (2017). Walk-in triage systems in university counseling centers. Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 31(1), 71-89.