We recognize that stress, depression, burn out, and other concerning mental health issues are commonplace and under-appreciated within the animal health and welfare fields and the affiliated professions. While this is a serious issue that is highly individual and often multifactoral in nature, requiring help and solutions of many types, we aim to have this page serve as a repository/library of mental health resources, studies, and articles for those working with animals. Our hope is to bring this endemic problem further out into the light, to remove any potential stigma, and to let our friends and colleagues know that they are not alone and that help is available.
Be well and don’t forget to care for yourself, too. We will continue to add to this page as well as create other ways to connect with and support those in our community.
PVMA’s Pinterest for Health and Well-being resources