Mental health resources for vets + techs
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Organizations, websites, audio and video to help:
COMPASSION FIRST PODCAST
Compassion-First Pet Hospitals now offers a podcast series promoting awareness and education about common mental health challenges in the veterinary industry.
Dr. Elizabeth Lund facilitates this podcast, which covers topics including suicide awareness and prevention, compassion fatigue, grief, and bereavement. The podcast informs listeners and also offers solutions for struggling veterinarians.
Merck Animal Health and the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association are leading the way to start open and honest conversations about mental health in the veterinary community, help breakdown stigma, and create a community where members look out for and help one another.
SUICIDE PREVENTION TRAINING
Because of the importance of mental wellbeing in the veterinary profession, the AVMA family is providing detailed suicide prevention training to a limited number of veterinarians and veterinary students. You will learn to recognize the signs that someone may be considering suicide, establish a dialogue, and guide the person to seek professional help.
NIH suicide prevention
The National Institute of Health has a comprehensive suicide prevention page that explains how to identify a crisis and helps you determine next steps. It includes an extensive list of helpful videos, free ebooks, brochures, and hotlines.
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VETERINARY FINANCIAL SUMMIT
Veterinary Financial Summit is a financial community founded by Relief Rover members Meredith Jones, DVM and Phil Zeltzman, DVM, DACVS. In this safe, non-judgmental space, they discuss topics ranging from personal finance to practice ownership to side hustles. They often have conversations with experts in finance and practice management experts. In their viral Facebook group, Debt-Free Vets, over 6,000 vets and vet students are pursuing financial freedom.
RICHER LIFE DVM
Richer Life DVM is a blog that aims to start the “money talk” in veterinary medicine. The list of financial obligations can be overwhelming: paying off student debt, budgeting, saving for retirement, dealing with childcare costs if you have children, making sure you are properly insured, etc. Improving your financial wellbeing should be a priority in order to ensure a long and happy career. Use the blog as a resource and get inspired to take charge of your financial life.
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