VTH Argus Institute

The People Serving You

Erin Allen

Administrative Professional

Contact Information

Email: erin.allen@colostate.edu

Biography

Erin Allen, LSW is a Clinical Counselor for the Argus Institute. Erin is returning to her role with Argus after a leave to stay home with her son. Originally from East Tennessee, Erin earned her Master’s Degree in Social Work at the University of Tennessee. While in school, she worked at a private veterinary practice as a veterinary assistant and in graduate school, interned at the University of Tennessee, College of Veterinary Medicine as a Veterinary Social Worker where she provided client support for pet families. As a member of the Argus team, Erin will assist and support clients with all aspects of the decision making they face during their pet’s illness, including end-of-life issues. She also provides support to pet caregivers who have said goodbye to a beloved pet. Erin and her husband are excited to share Fort Collins with their young son and spunky companions: a mixed breed sweetie Tesha, kitties Barley and Cheddar, and a horse, Elvira.

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.

Randi Fuller

State Classified

Contact Information

Office: 970-297-4143

Email: randi.fuller@colostate.edu

Biography

Randi Fuller is the Administrative Assistant with the Argus Institute. Her role is to support the Argus Counselors and the clients they serve. She is a Colorado State University alum, having worked in the criminal justice and fitness industries before returning to CSU. She lives in Loveland with her family along with two cuddly pets – Mia, a Chihuahua and Nike, a kitty.

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.