07 Jan 2020

5 ways to get your body moving this New Year

Author: Eve Ritchie

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: Eve Ritchie

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: Eve Ritchie

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 […]

16 May 2019

Time to talk about fatigue?

Author: Eve Ritchie

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 […]

02 May 2019

Vet Student takes on Rat Race for Vetlife!

Author: Eve Ritchie

Second year Vet student Andrè Brenn and his mother Pavla Haylock are planning to take on the Rat Race – a 20-mile assault course with over 200 obstacles to fundraise for Vetlife. Entering the veterinary community, Andrè was shocked by the prevalence of mental health issues and suicide rate within the profession. Andrè Explains, “Relatively […]

25 Apr 2019

The Crafty Vet Project

Author: Eve Ritchie

Vet Nurses Sarah Taylor and Zoe Daley are encouraging the veterinary community to discover their creative side with The Crafty Vet Project. Sarah first discovered the mental health benefits of crafting whilst working towards her GradDipAVN diploma when her stress was at an all-time high. She was gifted a cross stitch kit from her mother […]

16 Apr 2019


Author: Eve Ritchie

Superstar vets Anna Jennings and Gemma Ives are embarking on a mammoth 1000 miles cycling challenge in memory of vet friend and colleague Rita. The determined duo are aiming to raise £5,000 for Vetlife through their fundraiser called #RideForRita. Anna and Gemma are planning to cycle from Land’s End to John O’Groats as a tribute […]

21 Mar 2019

Blog: Providing support and help for over a century!

Author: Eve Ritchie

In this day and age, at a time when our profession is witnessing significant changes, it is reassuring to know that some things haven’t changed for over 100 years.  This February marked the incorporation of the Victorian Veterinary Benevolent Fund, later to become known as the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, and in 2015 change its name […]