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New Mental Health Resources Available for Veterinarians and Veterinary Teams

The Veterinary Hope Foundation is a non-profit committed to helping veterinarians and veterinary teams who are struggling with their mental health. The foundation employs nine licensed mental health professionals who lead veterinary support groups at no charge. There are support groups for new moms, shelter veterinarians, livestock veterinarians, practice owners, practice managers, and veterinary technicians. New groups are forming to meet the needs of those who reach out. Those interested in joining a support group can do so at
“We’ve found that group members quickly form deep, authentic bonds because they’re at a similar life stage or in a similar role. They’re able to be vulnerable, which is healing in itself when you’re wired to always be the caregiver instead of the care receiver”, said Dr. Blair McConnel, President of the Board of Veterinary Hope Foundation.