Veterinary wellness resources
Wellness Information

One of the NHVMA's goals is to promote wellness resources to assist with issues related to substance abuse and mental & physical well-being in the veterinary community.


Our Wellness Committee and webpages serve to provide a list of peers, links and various other resources that you can and should utilize should you, an employee or co-worker require assistance with any type of substance abuse or well-being issues, including burnout, bullying and compassion fatigue, just to name a few. 



We also continually monitor legislative bills that may impact health and wellbeing in the veterinary community.  Please reach out of you have questions, additions or suggestions for our wellness pages or committee.



If you feel that you're in crisis, please get help immediately by calling 
1-800-273-8255 or contacting the
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline's Crisis Chat team. You're not alone!


Need confidential local advice?  Contact...

NHVMA Wellness Committee Chair
George Messenger, DVM or 603-344-1038

  • NH Professionals Health Program
    - Practitioner health referrals for New Hampshire Veterinarians and other medical professionals seeking 100% confidential assistance.  This service is confidential and free of charge. Visit for online resources.  

    Sally Garhart, MD
    NHPHP Medical Director
    (603) 491-5036




AVMA Wellness Resources

Not One More Vet

New Hampshire Alcoholics Anonymous

   - AA Hotline: 800-593-3330

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

   - 800-273-8255 

Suicide Awareness Test

Suicide Resources and Tests

International Doctors in AA (IDAA)
AVMA Wellbeing Self Test

How to deal with Student Suicide

Dealing with Suicide in the Workplace

Not One More Vet Facebook Group

NHPHP Article Library (

Depression in Veterinary Medicine

New Hampshire Vets and Impairment

Wall Street Journal Article