Peer Support Group

1/18/2023 1:27:08 PM

EASAV Peer Support Group

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The EASAV Peer Support Group provides support to vets, RVTs & AHTs, nationwide!

      We offer a safe, empathetic, supportive and confidential space to talk and process what you might be going through.

The link to the Zoom meetings are sent by email to our website users 1-2 days prior to each meeting.

Upcoming Meeting Dates:

Sunday, January 22, 2023 7-8 pm MST

Sunday, February 12, 2023 7-8 pm MST

Sunday, March 19, 2023 7-8 pm MST

Sunday, April 23, 2023 7-8 pm MST

You can also refer to Upcoming Events calendar, on our main web page. to find our meeting dates!

Click here to sign up to receive a monthly invitation and zoom link to our meetings

Email us:

Call one of us by phone:

Dr. Kathy Keil (Alberta): (587) 777-2342 

Dr. Nancy Bruyère (Alberta): (780) 674-1754

Dr. Leann Benedetti (Ontario): 1-(705)-791-5312 

Dr. Sally Cleland (Saskatchewan): 1-(306) 209-2924

Smokey Walters (AB RVT): (780) 913-3789
Connie Varnhagen: (780) 903-5402

Q: Who are these meetings for?                                                 

A: For veterinarians and RVTs who are searching for peer support with issues such as: 

One of this program’s basic principles is that of confidentiality. 
Those present must agree not to disclose to anyone, whom we see or what we hear while at the meetings. 

We are not licensed counsellors and are not trained to give guidance on personal, social or psychological problems; we are veterinary professionals helping veterinary professionals and we look forward to helping our fellow peers!

Click here to go to our Veterinary Mental Health Resources page