Chief Happiness Officer

Jeannine Moga


Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LCSW, is a licensed clinical social worker and compassion fatigue specialist dedicated to the integration of human-animal relationships in social work practice. She has founded two veterinary social work programs (Veterinary Social Services at the University of Minnesota’s Veterinary Medical Center, and Family & Community Services at NC State University’s Veterinary Hospital) and works with animal care and social services professionals across the country to address the intersections of human and animal health and well-being. Her interests include occupational well-being; grief, loss, and life transitions; the ethics of animal-assisted interventions; and moral distress in veterinary practice. She is a Business Partner for Mental Health & Wellbeing for Banfield Pet Hospital, the Chief Happiness Officer for VETgirl, and teaching faculty at NC State University’s School of Social Work. She also serves as the Director of Ethics and Standards of Practice for the International Association of Veterinary Social Work. Jeannine and her family live in southeast Virginia with their four dogs, a half-Arab horse, and many aquatic pals. In her spare time, Jeannine enjoys trail riding, DIY projects, plowing through a stack of books, and trying to bake the perfect pie.