Vets4Vets®

We’re here to help you

Confidential peer support for veterinary students, and veterinarians

Vets4Vets®

(530) 794-8094

The Vets4Vets® resource is available at no cost and made possible through individual donations and grants given to the VIN Foundation, along with the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund. This support allows us to extend a helping hand to every veterinary student and veterinarian from anywhere in the world (no VIN membership is required).

SUPPORT4SUPPORT:

Email: SUPPORT4SUPPORT@VINFOUNDATION.ORG

What can Vets4Vets® help me with?

  • Tough work situations
  • Difficult school circumstances
  • Stress
  • Depression
  • Emotional unrest
  • Physical challenges
  • Addiction

Or… if you just need to talk to somebody.

 

What about support staff?

Support4Support was started because a group of veterinarians saw  their support staff struggling with similar challenges. Support4Support is a confidential support group for veterinary support staff.

Who is Vets4Vets®?

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Our Team | Vets4Vets® Leader | Bree Montana, DVM, CCFP

BREE MONTANA, DVM, CCFP

Vets4Vets® Program Lead

One-to-One Crisis Management

Speaker

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Blog | Feeling Like a Fraud? You're Not Alone | Dr. Michele Gaspar

MICHELE GASPAR, DVM, DABVP, MA, LPC

One-to-One Crisis Management

Mindfullness Meditation

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Vets4Vets® | Susan Cohen, DSW, ACSW

SUSAN COHEN, DSW, ACSW

Weekly Discussion Leader

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Vets4Vets® | Melissa Nixon, DVM

MELISSA NIXON, DVM

Disability Peer Support

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Vets4Vets® | Meghan Polite

Meghan Polite, RVT, BA

Vets4Vets® Coordinator

VIN Foundation | Supporting veterinarians to cultivate a healthy animal community | Resources | Vets4Vets® Support4Support | Charlotte Wack, CVT, RVT

CHARLOTTE WAACK, CVT, RVT

Support4Support Lead

We are from all areas of the veterinary profession. We’re here to help colleagues.

 

Vets4Vets® support team members are experienced, active and retired, veterinarians. Support4Support team members are experienced veterinary technicians and veterinary support staff educators. All team members care about you and all colleagues.

 

Professional therapists with years of experience supporting veterinarians and veterinary support staff complete the teams.

 

Vets4Vets® and Support4Support are not replacements for individual or local support. We do not provide mental health diagnosis or treatment. We do understand, and have years of experience helping colleagues overcome the challenges facing you and all veterinary team members. We’re here to help.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

Additional mental health resources

 

The Vets4Vets® team has compiled a list of resources to help those looking for more information about mental health.

Vets4Vets® on Facebook

 

Engage with the Vets4Vets® team and veterinary colleagues on Facebook.

The Vets4Vets® confidential veterinary support group is part of the Thrive in Five Toolkit to help recent veterinary school graduates thrive in their first five years out of school. Learn more about the Thrive in Five Toolkit.

 

Contact Us to learn more