Wellness Resources

Welcome to the CVMA Wellness Help Page. It is designed to provide veterinary professionals with resources for addiction, mental health, and emotional issues faced by veterinary professionals. Below is information on wellness topics.

Wellness Program Professional Resources List – The CVMA has researched professionals with experience and expertise in substance abuse, mental wellness, and mental health issues and compiled contact information in an organized list.

Wellness Program Sample Drug Abuse Policy Statement – For use in veterinary practices in establishing a drug free work environment for employees.

LifeWorks – The CVMA is proud to announce a member benefit with LifeWorks, a member assistance program (MAP) and work-life/wellbeing resource that provides confidential consultations, information and resources, connections to community agencies, and referrals to in-person or video counseling.

Wellness Articles– The CVMA is committed to helping veterinary professionals with physical and mental well-being and is developing a series of articles written by individuals with expertise in veterinary health issues.

Veterinary Medical Board’s Confidential Diversion Program – The State of California Veterinary Medical Board offers a subsidized, confidential substance abuse treatment program that is not linked to their enforcement division. It is confidential and provides options for veterinary professionals who are seeking help with addiction.

Wellness and Peer Assistance – AVMA – The American Veterinary Medical Association wellness and peer assistance page provides resources on a wide variety of issues faced by the veterinary profession.

AAVMC Resources – The American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges is committed to the well-being of the veterinary profession and provides several resources on this webpage.

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