Dependants of Veterinary Surgeons

Vetlife provides support to the dependants of veterinary surgeons through Vetlife HelplineVetlife 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 organisations.

Many of the people that Vetlife Financial Support provides assistance to are dependants of veterinary surgeons who are left without an adequate income as a result of a sudden, unexpected death.

Partners and other dependants also often contact Vetlife Helpline or get advice from Vetlife Health Support when they have concerns about the mental health of a veterinary surgeon 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: