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please add these numbers to your phone so they are easily available to yourself or a friend
• UK and ROI Samaritans suicide prevention hotline 116 123
• UK Vetlife.org.uk Resources, including Vet Helpline by phone (0303 040 2551) or email
• United States National Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

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For Everyone:

“It’s OK” wow. 26 videos from veterinary students and veterinarians sharing their stories.

• Not One More Vet Student – A Facebook group and online support network modeled after the popular Not One More Vet. Message for an invitation.

S.A.V.E (Suicide Awareness in Veterinary Education) a website created by the University of Tennessee to memorialize alumni who died of suicide and to offer resources to educate others. This resource was the wish of Dr. Paul Nolen, one of the memorialized veterinarians.

Vet Confessionals anonymous confessions from members of the veterinary profession. Started by veterinary students at Massey University, New Zealand.

Veterinary Information Network (VIN) a wide range of resources

VIN Foundation Initiatives resources to manage and plan for debt, survive as a new graduate, and obtain a support network as you deal with addiction and other issues common enough in the profession.

BRIDGE and FULCRUM are confidential online peer support groups for graduate veterinarians with health issues (mental or physical) that affect their ability to work. TUNNEL is a confidential online peer support group for currently enrolled veterinary students with mental or physical health issues affecting their ability to complete veterinary school and find appropriate work in the profession. Contact for all 3 groups: Melissa Nixon, DVM, figaro@saber.net or for TUNNEL specifically: tunnel4students@gmail.com

Venting Over a Venti Need to vent about student issues? Christina McRae, DVM, and other colleagues are here to lend an ear. Venting Over A Venti for students will now be held on the first Tuesday of each month! Hope to see you all there! 9:30 PM ET

At Schools:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Staying Pawsitivea great blog written by members of the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine Student Wellness Initiative. Includes physical and mental health resources.

Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University

Cummings Support Center – for academic support, career counseling, and mental health services
• Counseling Services – To make an appointment to see a counselor call 800 756-3124. This number can also be used to reach a licensed counselor 24 hours/day, 7 days/week.

Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Counseling Information

Community Counseling Resources

Student Assistance and Outreach Services does not provide direct mental health services, but does provide support navigating personal emergencies and finding resources

Student Organizations at ISU find a club to find stress relief!

Ontario Veterinary College

Friday Focus- Ontario Veterinary College THRIVE

Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine

RUSVM Student Wellness & Experience Committees Facebook page

Friday Focus- RUSVM’s Student Wellness & Experience Committee

Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine

Student Counseling Service

Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

• Cook Counseling Center @ VMCVM (down the hall from Academic Affairs. Take stairwell next to second year classroom up one level and turn left)

Monday- 12-5pm
Tuesday- 8am-5pm (lunch at 1pm)
Wednesday- 1:30-5pm
Thursday- 1-5pm
Friday- 1:30-5pm
To schedule other times, call 540-231-6557

Friday Focus- VMCVM Wellness Committee

UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine

Mental Health and Wellness Resources

Friday Focus- UC Davis Health and Wellness Club

University of Washington College of Veterinary Medicine

Counseling and Wellness

University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Veterinary Medicine

• Personal and Wellness Support Services (PAWSS) call 608-262-8079 to make an appointment, open Monday-Friday

SVM Resources

Random Acts of Kindness Club

Within Countries:


IVSA Wellness Advocacy Group (WAG) a Facebook group initiated by the International Veterinary Students’ Association to create awareness about Student Wellness.


Samaritans suicide prevention hotline 116 123 (UK and ROI)

Vetlife.org.uk Resources, including Vet Helpline by phone (0303 040 2551) or email

United States

• Emergencies- 911

• National Suicide Prevention Hotline- 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or Live Online Chat

• SAMHSA Treatment Referral Helpline- 1-877-SAMHSA7 (726-4727).
Learn about mental health and find treatment services in your area.


AVMA Wellness and Peer Assistance

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