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American Veterinary Medical Association
*Canadian* Veterinary Medical Association Mental Health Awareness Resources
American Animal Hospital Association
Mental Health during the Pandemic Page
*Australian* Veterinary Association
Advice about staying healthy and maintaining a good work-life balance in our profession.
Not One More Vet
Resources for veterinarians and support staff
Not Another Vet Nurse
a Personal Blog
Pet Loss Support / Grief: Client Resources
Some of the following provide (or offer referrals to) free or low-cost grief counseling for families dealing with pet loss
Lap of Love Veterinary Hospice
Grief Resources, Support Groups & Counseling Link
University of Pennsylvania
Pet Support Services
Thorough website, including resources, information, facts about euthanasia, etc.
Colorado State University
Honoring the human-animal bond by providing compassionate support and advocacy for people who care for animals
Association for Pet Loss and Bereavement (APLB)
"Non-profit association of concerned volunteers who are experienced and knowledgeable in the tender subject of pet death"
University of Florida Pet Loss Support Page
Resources for families, including "Ways to Memorialize your Pet" & "How to Support a Loved One who is Grieving"
GriefLine Community and Family Services
Pet Bereavement Help in *Australia*
Pawprints Left by You
Pet Loss Poem by Teri Harrison
Well-known poem; author unknown
Dealing with Pet Loss: Resources for Veterinary Support Staff
Colorado State University / Argus Institute
Teaching compassionate communication to veterinary professionals
American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Guidelines for Courageous Conversations Surrounding Grief
(above is part of)
2016 AAHA / IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats
Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association
The mission of the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association is to promote racial and ethnic diversity and cultural competency within the veterinary profession so as to better serve a diverse, multicultural society.
The mission and purpose of PrideVMC is to create a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community.
PrideVMC is building a list of sister organizations around the world
Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN): Library, Message Boards, Continuing Education
Sister site to Veterinary Information Network (VIN); Free Membership (So. Much. Info.)
*British* Veterinary Receptionist Association (BVRA)
The BVRA is a not-for profit membership organization whose mission is to recognize and raise the status of veterinary receptionists within the UK’s veterinary profession.
Penn Foster Article
The Cost of Hiring the Perfect Candidate vs. Training an Existing Employee
Animal Medical Center
AMC NY's extremely comprehensive 2021 Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days Online Calendar
Veterinary Receptionist Week Website
Details for celebrating front office staff during the last full week of April each year. (It's THIS website! 😅)
Veterinary Technician Week Page on National Association of Veterinary Technician in America site
Details for celebrating technician staff during the third full week of October each year