18 Mar 2020

COVID-19 and support for the veterinary professions

Author: Rosie Allister

The global COVID-19 outbreak is having a profound impact, including on people in the veterinary industry. Public health and government advice for some to self-isolate and for all of us to increase social distancing poses huge challenges for our industry and its people, as well as the clients we support and the patients we care […]

07 Jan 2020

5 ways to get your body moving this New Year

Author: Holly Sutton

Regular physical activity has a huge potential to enhance our wellbeing and mental health. However, it can be difficult to know how to get started. Holly Sutton from Vetfit shares 5 ways to get yourself moving this new year, no matter your ability. Fitness is for everyone, regardless of your level of athleticism, so don’t […]

10 Oct 2019

Spotlight on: Vetlife Financial Support

Author: Kemi Animashaun

Out of Vetlife’s three services, Financial Support is perhaps the least well-known. So what is Vetlife Financial Support, and who is eligible? In honour of World Mental Health Day today (10th October), Financial Support Casework Officer Kemi Animashaun explains all you need to know. What is Financial Support? There are times in many of our […]

10 Sep 2019

World Suicide Prevention Day

Author: Eve Ritchie

Today (10th September) is Suicide Prevention Day, and we want to take this opportunity to ensure that the veterinary community are aware of the support available all year round. You are not alone Vetlife is an independent charity which provides free support for all in the profession. Our Helpline is a 24/7 confidential listening service […]

14 Aug 2019

Blog: How Vetlife helped me in my darkest time

Author: Caroline Murray

Locum Vet Caroline Murray discusses how Vetlife Helpline and Health Support services were a lifeline for her during several difficult years. My journey with Vetlife began many moons ago when it was known as the Vet Helpline.  Soon after graduating I got a mixed practice job in the Welsh borders.  The actual job and most […]

06 Aug 2019

5 Reasons to fundraise for Vetlife

Author: Eve Ritchie

Considering fundraising for Vetlife? These 5 reasons to get involved will give you the inspiration you need to get started. We need your help 2019 is shaping up to be our busiest yet, with nearly 40% increase on Helpline contacts in the first 6 months compared to last year. Whilst it’s fantastic that more people […]

16 Jul 2019

Blog: The Link Between Diet and Sleep

Author: Jackie Kepler

Jackie Kepler is a sleep professional. Here, she explores the link between diet and sleep. As a veterinary professional, it can be difficult to find time for yourself, even just to get some real food in your system during your shift. This can lead to grabbing a bite of whatever’s on hand, whether that’s […]

10 Jul 2019

Blog: Self-Care and the Art of Balancing Mental and Physical Health

Author: Jill Palmer

Jill Palmer works as a writer and researcher for Mental Wellness Center. Here she explores the importance of self-care and shares some wellbeing top tips. Self-care can have a major effect on a person’s life, from boosting their mood and ability to get through the day, to reducing stress, anxiety, and the symptoms of depression. […]

18 Jun 2019

Why is Vetlife Financial Support only available to Veterinary Surgeons?

Author: Eve Ritchie

At Vetlife, we get asked this question quite a lot – and it’s a fair one to ask. Vetlife Financial Support is the only area of Vetlife which is restricted to veterinary surgeons. At present, unlike the other areas of Vetlife (Vetlife Helpline and Vetlife Health Support) this form of support cannot be extended to […]

16 May 2019

Time to talk about fatigue?

Author: Rosie Allister

Feeling tired? Many of us are, or at least know what it is to work when fatigued. Some consider sleepless nights and pushing through fatigue to be an integral part of being a veterinary professional. It’s just part of the deal, something we all signed up for. But evidence is growing around sleep deprivation and its […]