Support and Wellness

Our association recognizes the importance of balancing wellness and self compassion with the demands of our rewarding yet often stressful veterinary profession.

From wellness to suicide, from the need for personal, immediate help to the tools and training to help others, HELP IS AVAILABLE, please reach out.
These supportive resources are available as a service to all in the veterinary profession, doctors and staff, and do not require membership in TVMA, AVMA or VIN. 

The Texas Veterinary Medical Association (TVMA) has compiled a resource page with links to many tools and approaches to wellness. 
This page includes tools from the AVMA and a link to the Vets4Vets support program through the VIN Foundation.

Please click here to be taken directly to this supportive resource page.


Not One More Vet is an online veterinary support group. The group was founded in 2014 by Dr. Nicole McArthur. 
It has grown into an international group of veterinarians who come together on Facebook to laugh, cry and lend a supportive ear with their colleagues.
If you are a veterinarian or know a veterinarian who could use some support, please send them our way.

Please click here to be taken to the home page, or here to be taken directly to the support resources page.



SELF CARE ARTICLES AND RESOURCES
 BOOKS
Trauma Stewardship: An Everyday Guide to Caring for Self While Caring for Others by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky and Connie Burk
Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds by Adrienne Maree Brown
The Age of Overwhelm: Strategies for the Long Haul by Laura van Dernoot Lipsky
 
ARTICLES
Secondary Trauma and Caring for the Caregiver:
https://www.safeaustin.org/secondary-trauma-caring-caregiver/
How to survive the traumatic 24-hour news cycle if you have PTSD:
https://www.bitchmedia.org/article/surviving-the-news-cycle-with-ptsd
How to keep the resistance going in 2018, even when you’re impossibly tired:
https://mashable.com/2018/01/12/resistance-burn-out-activism-new-year/#LSVzGvkGXsqX
Why Self Care Is So Important:
https://lifehacker.com/why-self-care-is-so-important-1770880812
Practicing Self-Care Is Important: 10 Easy Habits To Get You Started:
https://www.forbes.com/sites/payout/2017/09/19/practicing-self-care-is-important-10-easy-habits-to-get-you-started/#34c9483f283a
Self-Care 101:
https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/skinny-revisited/201805/self-care-101
How Self-Care Became So Much Work:
https://hbr.org/2018/08/how-self-care-became-so-much-work
 
AFFORDABLE THERAPY OPTIONS/APPS
Better Help
Talk Space