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Argus Institute Counseling and Support Services
​The Argus Institute is a specialized service offering client support within the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital. Founded in 1984, our unique program is one of the longest standing, most comprehensive programs of its kind. Our clinical counselors offer support to people who are facing difficult decisions regarding their pet's health and help them manage the challenges of caring for a sick animal.

How Can We Help You?

Integrated into your animal's medical team, we play many roles, including:
Advocate for You and Your Pet's Needs
  • Fostering the partnership with you and your veterinary care team
  • Facilitating decision-making
  • Providing updates during surgery and high-risk procedures
  • Navigating financial situations
  • Assisting during crises
Support for Individuals and Families
  • Quality-of-life assessment
  • Euthanasia decision-making
  • Support during euthanasia
  • Parent-child discussions
  • Grief counseling

 News and Announcements


Looking for Dr. Jane Shaw and Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence? After being a part of the Argus Institute for many years, the Veterinary Communication for Professional Excellence group has reorganized as a separate service from the Argus Institute to best meet the professional communication needs of veterinary students and practicing veterinarians. Visit our web page to learn more, view contact information, check out course offerings, professional development, and much more!