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What is Vets4Vets?

A confidential support group for veterinarians.


I need help now or know someone who needs help, what do I do?

If you or someone you know is struggling and needs help, please know you and they are not alone. Click the button below to reach out. 


What can Vets4Vets help me with?

  • - Tough work situations
  • - Difficult school circumstances
  • - Stress
  • - Depression
  • - Emotional unrest
  • - Physical challenges
  • - Addiction

Or... if you just need to talk to somebody.


What about support staff?

Support4Support was started because a group of DVMs were seeing their support staff struggling with similar challenges. Support4Support is a confidential support group for veterinary support staff.


Who is Vets4Vets?

We are from all areas of the veterinary profession. We're here to help colleagues.

Vets4Vets support team members are experienced, active and retired, veterinarians. Support4Support team members are experienced veterinary technicians and veterinary support staff educators. All team members care about you and all colleagues.

Professional therapists with years of experience supporting veterinarians and veterinary support staff complete the teams.
Vets4Vets and Support4Support are not replacements for individual or local support. We do not provide mental health diagnosis or treatment. We do understand, and have years of experience helping colleagues overcome the challenges facing you and all veterinary team members. We're here to help.


Where can I find more information?

Download the Vets4Vets informational flyer:

Engage with the team and colleagues on Facebook:


How much does Vets4Vets cost?

The Vets4Vets program is made posssible through individual donations and grants given to the VIN Foundation, along with the Dr. Sophia Yin Memorial Fund. This support allows us to extend a helping hand to every veterinarian from anywhere in the world (no VIN membership is required). You may support this vital program by selecting Help for Veterinarians on our give page.

- This initiative is helpful if you are: a veterinary student, a new veterinary graduate, a veterinarian.

- Contact us if you are interested in learning more.

VIN Foundation serves animal- and human-kind by ensuring veterinary professionals have the tools,
confidence and support to thrive. Empowering ONE empowers all. 

What is the need for the VIN Foundation?

Veterinary medicine spans areas including food animal and meat inspection, academia and research, international health and public awareness, as well as cutting edge surgery, diagnostic testing, and medical treatments for every animal species. The strength and health of our pets, agriculture, research, families, and communities depend upon a healthy, vibrant, and strong veterinary profession. Supporting and advocating for individuals within the profession is the heart and soul of the VIN Foundation. By helping veterinary professionals navigate the challenges of their careers, the VIN Foundation is helping to better serve animal- and human-kind.

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The VIN Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, was created by members of the Veterinary Information Network (VIN) in 2005. VIN is an online community of veterinarians and veterinary students with over 50,000 members worldwide. The VIN Foundation is made possible through generous gifts by individual donors and grants, all gifts made to the VIN Foundation are tax deductible.

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