Pet Hospice

The People Serving You

Maria Gore

Social Worker

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4231

Email: maria.gore@colostate.edu

Biography

Maria Gore, MSW, is a social worker with the Argus Institute. Maria obtained her master’s in social work at the University of Central Florida. She was previously a veterinary technician and manager at the University of Florida’s Veterinary Teaching Hospital in the Large Animal Hospital. 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 is enthusiastic about helping veterinary professionals manage compassion fatigue and burnout. She has presented numerous workshops with this focus at both the state and national level. Maria moved to Colorado from Florida, where her Quarter Horse mare, Silky, still resides on her family’s farm. Maria lives in Fort Collins with her wife, Lori, their corgi mix, Milo and their geriatric cat, Emmylou.

Susan Lana

Professor, Medical Oncology | Clinical Oncology Service Chief

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4591

Mobile: 999-2434

Email: susan.lana@colostate.edu

Biography

Dr. Lana is professor of medical oncology and section head of the clinical oncology service at the Flint Animal Cancer Center. She also holds the Stuart Chair in Oncology. 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.