Peer Support Group

3/8/2021 5:48:22 PM

Welcome to the EASAV Peer Support Group Page

The group regularly meets virtually on the second Wednesday of each month!

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

If you need someone from our team to connect with, we are happy to help!

Email us:

Call one of us by phone:

Dr. Martin Schiebel: (780)918-6103

Dr. Nancy Bruyere: (780)674-1754

Smokey Walters (RVT): (780)913-3789

Q: Who is this group for?                                                 

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

One of this program’s basic principles is that of confidentiality. Meetings and conversations will be kept confidential; those present or spoken to 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 one of the following team members: Drs. Martin Schiebel, Dr. Nancy Bruyere 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

National and International Veterinary Wellbeing Resources, courtesy of Dr. Marie Holowaychuk

Local supports:

Suicide Support: Call 1-833-456-4566
(open 24 hours for calls) or text 45645 (text messages received and returned between 4 pm - 12 am only)

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 -

Pet Safekeeping Resource Page

Veterinary-specific Mental Health Resource Links

CVMA Health the Wellness Resources

OVMA's i matter mental health resources for veterinary professionals

AbVMA Members 

Homewood Health