We’ve Got Your Back – Our Veterinary You Matter Campaign
There is something amazing and powerful about the veterinary team, but this job is hard and we are here to help. Empowerment and support of veterinary team members are how we keep this profession alive and we are here because YOU MATTER. Support your teammates by normalizing conversations about mental health and letting them know it is okay to ask for help. Check out our Veterinary You Matter Campaign and “Always Remember – Be Who You Are!
Welcome To Vet Med After Hours
“Not One More Vet Support Staff – We Just Want To Help People Get Better!”
“Empower Your Team and Make Boundaries Possible”
“Veterinary You Matter Campaign – Normalizing discussing struggles and asking for help”
“Pets Have People and People are Important Too” Amanda Sautner, Veterinary Student
“Just a Receptionist”
“Kelsey Beth Carpenter – Songs and Laughter”
“It’s Time To Do Something”
“Choose Not To Be Normal with Carrie Jurney”
“Brandon Hess: Soccer Player Turned Veterinary Life Support”
“What you say Matters”
“It’s Not You, It’s The Monkey”
“Growing Through Failure”
“The Good The Bad and The Bloody”
“Just Say Yes”
You matter. We’re here for you.
Please consider adding our veterinary specific mental wellness and suicide prevention stickers to your clinic.
Suicide in veterinary medicine is a national epidemic – veterinary support staff and veterinary professionals need our help and prevention starts in the clinic. If we can make conversations about mental health both normal and a part of our daily lives, we can start to help our team members before they are ready to think about suicide. They need to feel safe to admit that they are hurting and they need to know that you care.
We at Vet Med After Hours designed the Veterinary You Matter Symbol to remind your team members how special they are and to give them hope. The unique design is a combination of the veterinary caduceus, a butterfly which is a Native American symbol of hope, and the semi-colon for suicide awareness. We carry multiple products with the design in addition to stickers designed for your clinic. Our stickers have the national suicide prevention hotline and can be customized for Canada or other countries upon request. We challenge you to place these stickers on the controlled drug box, clinic bathroom mirrors, in the break room – remind your co-workers and yourself that YOU MATTER.
You must start talking and then keep the conversation going – let your team members know that it is okay to hurt, to ask for help, and that, no matter what, they each matter. When you place Veterinary You Matter products and stickers in your clinic, tell your team what they stand for and tell them that you want to open conversations – this is how they help!
Note: If you are experiencing thoughts of ending your own life, please know that YOU MATTER – stop, reach out, and ask for help by contacting The National Suicide Prevention Line. In the USA that is 1-800-273-8255. In Canada, that is 1-833-456-4566.