Veterinary Wellness

Above image created from words copied from the "Gratitude Wall" at IVMA 2017 Annual Meeting

Suicide rates among veterinarians are higher than other professions.  Why?  Learn more here – let’s help each other!!!!


The IVMA Veterinary Well-being Program was created to assist veterinarians experiencing difficulties with substance or alcohol abuse.

The program elements include

  • Screening and referral
  • Consultation with staff from Continuing the Care
  • Case management designed to provide support and accountability
  • Advocacy services (i.e. to the Veterinary Licensing Board
  • Education on veterinary-related health concerns

Contact the Veterinary Well-being Program today.  ALL contacts are confidential.

For additional information and resources regarding assistance with personal issues such as the following:

  • In a crisis?
  • Stress or anxiety
  • Depression
  • Sickness and disability
  • Relationships
  • Vets and debt
  • Eating Disorders

Click here for additional support and information.

Contact Us

For assistance, please call 317/627-0290 or email at

According to state and federal laws and IVMA program policies, all participant information is confidential.

AVMA Resources

For additional resources from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), click here.

Assess Your Wellness

To help assess your wellness, click here to take you through a brief assessment tool.

Additional Resources

Get Help – Suicide Prevention 24/7 Hotline -800/273-8255

Indiana Suicide Hotline Info – Click Here

Mental Health America of Greater Indianapolis Resources – Click Here

Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project – Click Here