Dependants of Veterinary Surgeons

Vetlife provides support to the dependants of veterinary surgeons through Vetlife Helpline, Vetlife Health Support and Vetlife Financial Support and can refer you to other professional advisors.

The services our Charity provides are free, confidential and completely independent of any other veterinary organisation.

Vetlife Financial Support can provide assistance to dependants of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses who are left without an adequate income as a result of illness or bereavement.

Partners and other dependants also often contact Vetlife Helpline when they have concerns about the mental health of a veterinary surgeon or veterinary nurse in their family.

Common challenges

We understand that on top of the pain of a bereavement, divorce or dealing with mental or physical illness, there are many practical challenges that dependants face:

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