Allison Sevegney-Reynolds, LMSW
Social Worker

Allison Sevegney-Reynolds is a Licensed Master Social Worker with over 10 years of clinical experience working with children and adults. She has spent most of her professional career supporting individuals and families in the field of bereavement. Her areas of expertise are in grief, loss, program development and program improvement.

Allison joined the veterinary social work team at MSU’s Veterinary Medical Center in the summer of 2018. She provides emotional support to animal owners who are faced with difficult medical treatment decisions as well as support during and after euthanasia. The promotion of mental health and wellness among medical staff and veterinary students is another important aspect of her position. Allison helps coordinate self-care events and provides trainings on compassion fatigue, resiliency in the workplace, and veterinary mental health on a regular basis. She also consults with doctors, staff and students to help improve their communication with the goal of delivering high-quality client experiences.

Jessica Ricker
Social Worker

Jessica is a licensed social worker originating from Ohio. She is a graduate of Bowling Green State University for both her bachelor's and master's degrees in social work. As a masters student, she completed an internship as a social worker within a veterinary clinic. The clinic had a goal of caring for both people and their pets, as well as access to veterinary care. Jessica helped establish a social work presence within the clinic by assisting clients, and staff; and by building relationships with the community. In addition, Jessica has experience working with older adults, as well as discharge planning within the hospital setting. She enjoys being active and outdoors, and loves to cook, read, travel, and meet new people.