Confidential counselling for the veterinary profession
To ensure the wellbeing of all our veterinary practitioners, we, together with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand (VCNZ), offer a Veterinary Wellness programme.
The programme is designed to help identify and manage stress in the workplace. Available to NZVA members and new veterinary graduates, this programme offers you a confidential counselling service and a 24-hour phone service that’s open seven days a week. As an NZVA member you can receive three free visits each year.
Counselling is offered through Vitae, the national provider of workplace wellbeing services. Appointments can be made via the 24-hour free phone service 0508 664 981 or on completion of a self-referral counselling form. Find the counselling form here.
Our information booklet, Vets wellbeing, resilience and managing in a complex environment, will provide you with some useful tips to ensure a work/life balance.
Vitae provide the NZVA with quarterly reports. These provide us with a valuable snapshot of current issues, early warning of potential hot spots, and will allow us over time to track trends and highlight workplace health and safety issues that will have a direct impact on veterinarians, such as stress, financial problems and depression.