There has been an overwhelmingly positive response from vets and the general public to the SBS Television Insight program which focused on veterinary mental health and the challenges facing veterinary professionals in their daily work. The AVA responded to the issues raised on the program to highlight the support resources available to vets dealing with challenges to their mental health and wellbeing.

“The AVA is here to support all members of the veterinary profession, especially those experiencing stress, anxiety and other impacts to their mental health. We’ve implemented a range of initiatives to support veterinary mental health and wellbeing”, said AVA President Dr Warwick Vale.

The AVA’s VetHealth resources aim to address some of the risk factors and assist those responding when veterinarians are identified as being at risk or in a crisis situation. The AVA also provides access to a confidential counselling service, an HR Advisory service, together with a Mental Health First Aid Training program and other seminars. Read more >