JENNIFER BRANDT, LISW-S, PH.D.
AMERICAN VETERINARY MEDICAL ASSOCIATION – SCHAUMBURG, ILL.
Dr. Jen Brandt is the director of wellbeing, diversity, and inclusion initiatives at the American Veterinary Medical Association. She is a licensed independent social worker and supervisor, experienced grief, bereavement, and trauma therapist, and healthcare team communications specialist. In 2016, she co-founded the Association of American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges’ Veterinary Mental Health Professionals Group, which serves to enhance and build wellness and support programs at colleges of veterinary medicine, develop best practices in veterinary counseling and wellness agendas within colleges, and provide counsel and expertise to veterinary leadership. Dr. Brandt received her Ph.D. and Master of Social Work from The Ohio State University. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Social Work and Sociology with a minor in Spanish from the University of Indianapolis.