Resources

The following are webpages that you may find helpful. I am not responsible for any of the content on any of these pages nor have any of these sites compensated me in anyway for sharing their links. Please feel free to suggest additional helpful sites and / or provide other feedback via our Contact Us page.

 

Mental Health

American Veterinary Medical Association

WellBeing

https://www.avma.org/resources-tools/wellbeing

*Canadian* Veterinary Medical Association Mental Health Awareness Resources

https://www.canadianveterinarians.net/mental-health-awareness-week

American Animal Hospital Association

Mental Health during the Pandemic Page

https://www.aaha.org/publications/newstat/articles/2020-03/mental-health-risks-and-strategies-for-veterinary-teams-during-the-pandemic/

*Australian* Veterinary Association

Advice about staying healthy and maintaining a good work-life balance in our profession.

https://www.ava.com.au/member-services/vethealth/

 

Not One More Vet

Resources for veterinarians and support staff

https://nomv.org

 

Not Another Vet Nurse

a Personal Blog

https://notanothervetnurse.wixsite.com/navn/articles

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

https://www.lapoflove.com/community/Pet-Loss-Support

University of Pennsylvania

Pet Support Services

Thorough website, including resources, information, facts about euthanasia, etc.

University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine Pet Loss and Bereavement Information Site

Colorado State University

Honoring the human-animal bond by providing compassionate support and advocacy for people who care for animals

https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/argus/

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"

https://www.aplb.org/about-the-aplb/welcome/

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"

https://smallanimal.vethospital.ufl.edu/resources/pet-loss-support/

GriefLine Community and Family Services

Pet Bereavement Help in *Australia*

https://griefline.org.au/pet-bereavement/

Pawprints Left by You

Pet Loss Poem by Teri Harrison

http://blog.grandparentgiftco.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/03/6071.jpg

 

Rainbow Bridge

Well-known poem; author unknown

https://www.petloss.com/rainbowbridge.htm

 

 

Dealing with Pet Loss: Resources for Veterinary Support Staff

Colorado State University / Argus Institute 

Teaching compassionate communication to veterinary professionals

https://vetmedbiosci.colostate.edu/argus/veterinarians/

American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA) Guidelines for Courageous Conversations Surrounding Grief

https://www.aaha.org/aaha-guidelines/end-of-life-care/implementation-toolkit/courageous-conversations/

 

(above is part of)

2016 AAHA / IAAHPC End-of-Life Care Guidelines for Dogs and Cats

https://www.aaha.org/aaha-guidelines/end-of-life-care/implementation-toolkit/

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. 

https://www.mcvma.org

 

PrideVMC

The mission and purpose of PrideVMC is to create a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community.

https://pridevmc.org

 

PrideVMC is building a list of sister organizations around the world

https://pridevmc.org/sister-organizations/

 

Miscellaneous

 

Veterinary Support Personnel Network (VSPN): Library, Message Boards, Continuing Education

Sister site to Veterinary Information Network (VIN); Free Membership (So. Much. Info.)

https://www.vin.com/vspn/

 

*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.

https://www.bvra.co.uk

 

Penn Foster Article

The Cost of Hiring the Perfect Candidate vs. Training an Existing Employee

https://partners.pennfoster.edu/blog/2015/september/the-cost-of-hiring-the-perfect-candidate-vs,-d-,-training-an-existing-employee

Animal Medical Center

AMC NY's extremely comprehensive 2021 Pet Holidays and Veterinary Awareness Days Online Calendar

https://www.amcny.org/2021-pet-holidays-and-veterinary-awareness-days

Veterinary Receptionist Week Website

Details for celebrating front office staff during the last full week of April each year. (It's THIS website! 😅)

https://www.veterinaryreceptionistweek.com

 

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

https://www.navta.net/page/nat_vet_tech
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