Peer Support Group

1/3/2020 4:20:02 PM

Welcome to the EASAV Peer Support Group Page!


The group now meets on the second Wednesday of each month at the 

VCA Mayfield Animal Hospital from 7 - 9 pm!

Address: 16808 106 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB T5P 4Z3

Q: Who are these meetings for?                                                 

A: For all those who work in the veterinary profession and are searching for peer support with issues such as: 

If you are seeking support outside of a meeting, you may email us confidentially at This email address is monitored by Smokey Walters and Dr. Martin Schiebel.

One of this program’s basic principles is that of confidentiality. Meetings will be kept confidential; those present will be asked not to disclose to anyone whom we see or what we hear while at the meetings.

Each session is co-facilitated by 1-2 long-time EASAV members, Drs. Martin Schiebel and/or Nancy Bruyere and/or Smokey Walters, our Executive Assistant.  

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!

Connecting veterinary professionals with mental health resources in the community

Suicide Support: Call 1-833-4566 or text 45645

Mental Health Hotline Alberta

Alberta Health Services Crisis/Distress Hotline 211 - Dial 2-1-1 anytime, 24 hrs/day, 7 days/week. 
List of Crisis centres in Alberta
Alberta Health Services Health Link
Alberta Mental Health Intake
Mental Health Resources for livestock producers in Canada -

AbVMA Members 

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