Pet Hospice

The People Serving You

Gail Bishop

Administrative Professional

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4578

Email: gail.bishop@colostate.edu

Biography

Gail Bishop, BS, is the Clinical Coordinator for the Argus Institute, where she oversees the client support program. Gail’s role as a member of the CSU Veterinary Teaching Hospital’s clinical medical team is to assist and support clients with aspects of treatment and decision making they face during their pet’s illness. She also provides short term emotional and grief support to pet caregivers who are referred to the Argus Institute. Gail guest lectures in the PVM Clinical Communication Skills course, as well as for Front Range Community College and other departments within CSU. She is also the co-founder and advisor for CSU’s Pet Hospice program. Gail's experience comes from 30 years in positions such as the Bereavement Services Director for Hospice of Larimer County, Grief Counselor for Allnutt Funeral Service, and co-founder for the Suicide Resource Center of Larimer County. Gail and her husband, Jep Enck, have a very well loved feline, Cooper.

Maria Gore

Administrative Professional

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4231

Email: maria.gore@colostate.edu

Biography

Maria Gore, MSW, is a clinical counselor with the Argus Institute. Maria obtained her master’s in social work at the University of Central Florida. She worked at a small animal hospital and for the University of Florida Veterinary Teaching Hospital in their large animal clinic. Maria has experience in the hospice field, including work in anticipatory and preparatory grief, as well as bereavement counseling. Maria brings a distinctive set of communication skills in working with a multi-disciplinary team in a veterinary environment. As part of the Argus team, Maria provides in-house support to pet owners and staff, as well as community clients referred to the Argus Institute’s support services. This includes quality of life conversations, assisting with resources, education and grief support. Maria moved to Colorado from Florida, where her Quarter Horse mare Silky lives on her family’s farm. Maria lives in Fort Collins with her beloved rescue dog Enzo and her two cats, Harry and Emmylou.

Susan Lana

Associate Professor/Clinical Oncology Section Head

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4591

Mobile: 999-2434

Email: susan.lana@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Lana is Associate Professor of Medical Oncology and Section Head of the clinical oncology service at the CSU Animal Cancer Center. The focus of her research is to use the translationally relevant spontaneously arising canine cancer models as a means to improve cancer detection and treatment in humans and animals. She facilitates clinical trials both as PI and coordinator of consortia efforts of the NIH NCI Comparative Oncology Trails Consortia (COTC). She is also Director of the Animal Cancer Center Tumor Archive program, which collects biologic specimens for future research using animal cancers.