Vetstream Steps Up To Support Veterinary Wellness
Veterinary digital content specialist Vetstream has announced a range of initiatives to support the mental wellness of veterinarians. They include adding a range of new content on managing stress and depression, together with tools to support affected veterinary professionals to its Vetlexicon clinical resources. The content includes reference material on identifying mental health issues and sources of help. Subscribers simply add the keyword ‘stress’ into the keyword search to access the information.
Vetstream is also working closely with Vetlife, a charity providing support to the veterinary community and the Samaritans to signpost subscribers to Vetlexicon to sources of help and support and promoting the availability of Moodscope, a community-driven online service to help people to manage their mood. Finally, it has partnered with mental health training specialist EF Training to bring its training on compassion fatigue to its Vetacademy online learning platform.
Dr Mark Johnston, CEO of Vetstream, explained: “We are delighted support the great work of Vetlife, the Samaritans and Moodscope which are all working in different ways to help colleagues in distress. I think the work being carried out by Moodscope to help colleagues to monitor their own mood, and to help alert friends or colleagues if a user is having a difficult time, is particularly exciting.
“Taking a stronger stance on supporting veterinary wellness is particularly important to me as I lost my own father to suicide. As a company, we already focus on supporting veterinary professionals around the world by offering them easy access to the clinical resources they need to offer the highest standard of care to their patients. Given the challenges many colleagues face in terms of stress, depression and other mental health issues, however, we are now extending our services to ensure that we are also offering resources to help them care for themselves.”
Notes to editors:
Vetlexicon is the world's largest online peer-reviewed veterinary reference service and includes the recently launched Bovis (cattle) in addition to Canis (dogs), Equis (horses), Felis (cats), Lapis (rabbits), Exotis (exotics) and Practis, which supports practice managers. The services are accessed via subscription and feature content from more than 1,000 leading veterinary clinicians from around the world. Each service is updated weekly and is accessible from any internet-enabled device.
In addition to Vetlexicon, Vetstream offers services to the veterinary profession, including:
Vetstream Webpartner which offers a suite of website design, online content and digital marketing services to the veterinary sector.
Vetstream Vetacademy - a user-friendly online learning platform which provides the whole practice team with the ability to search and select from more than 300 courses from the world’s leading training and CPD providers.
Vetstream is a:
Global Educational Partner and Communications Partner of the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), a global community of 110 member associations and more than 200,000 individual veterinarians.
Media Partner of the American Association of Equine Practitioners which reaches more than five million horse owners through its more than 9,400 members worldwide and is actively involved in ethics issues, practice management, research and continuing education in the equine veterinary profession and horse industry.
Association Partner of the British Equine Veterinary Association leading equine veterinary association with members across the globe. It represents the industry at the highest level, running CPD and producing universally respected journals (Equine Veterinary Journal and Equine Veterinary Education) for equine veterinary surgeons, veterinary nurses and those working within the equine veterinary market industry.
Association Partner of the American Association of Bovine Practitioners which is a non-profit association of c 6,000 veterinarians who specialise in the care and treatment of cattle in the United States and Canada,
For further information:
Rebecca George, George PR, Tel: +44 (0) 1449 737281/+44 (0) 7974 161108
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