Veterinary Social Worker Chelsey Nisbet was SAGE's first-ever VSW and is based out of SAGE - Campbell; she also manages SAGE's growing Social Work program. Chelsey is a master's level social worker who has worked in the veterinary industry, helping both team members and clients, since 2019. Previously, Chelsey worked in county and state-level public human services agencies supporting children and families. It was there that Chelsey discovered her love for "helping the helpers" and increasing employee resilience. Chelsey holds a master's degree from University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee and a grief support specialist certificate from University of Wisconsin - Madison. Her experience supporting both pet parents and veterinary industry professionals around the loss of their pets has allowed her to deeply understand the human animal bond as well as strategies for healing after loss. In her role, Chelsey offers emotional support and resources to pet parents in times of need. When not at work, Chelsey can be found spending time with her dogs, reading contemporary fiction and exploring local coffee shops.