Peer Support Group

3/8/2019 10:02:49 PM

Welcome to the EASAV Member Peer Support Group Page!

The group will be meeting on the second Wednesday of each month at the WDDC from 7 - 9 pm.

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 will be co-facilitated by 1-2 long-time EASAV members, Drs. Martin Schiebel and Nancy Bruyere and 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! Click here to sign up to purchase a membership or contact our Executive Assistant, Smokey at if you have questions.

If you not a registered veterinarian and are looking for mental health support, please see below for a list of Mental Health Resources available to AbVMA members and residents of Alberta.

Connecting veterinary professionals with resources in the community

Mental Health Hotline Alberta – – 1-877-303-264

Alberta Health Services Crisis/Distress Hotline 211 – 24 hr support to provide resources to help with a stressful situation before it escalates into a crisis. 
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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