Peer Support Group

7/9/2019 4:56:32 PM

Welcome to the EASAV Member 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 EASAV member veterinarians who are searching for peer support with issues such as: 

Do you have a question for one of our facilitators? Contact them confidentially at

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 veterinarians helping veterinarians and we look forward to helping our fellow members!

Not an EASAV member, but seeking support?  If you are a veterinarian registered with the AbVMA, we welcome you to purchase a membership with us so that you can attend our meetings! Please contact our Executive Assistant, Smokey at or call (780)970-3728 if you have any questions.

If you not a registered veterinarian and are looking for mental health support, please go to our website and look under Community Connections > Peer Support Group for a list of available mental health resources.

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
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AbVMA Members 

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