Join the team!

NYSVMS has just formed a "Wellbeing Committee" chaired by Rebecca "Becky" Henderson, DVM.

Becky is a member of the 2019 "Power of 10" class, a program designed to support emerging leaders as they contribute to the profession, and we are delighted that she has accepted this critical role.

We're looking for people interested in joining the wellbeing initiative.  Contact Tim Atkinson, Executive Director for more information.

Where can I get help today?

We have great plans for building connections in New York to support all of us through life's challenges.

If you are in need of help right now, please visit these resources:

AVMA wellness resources

New York Office of Mental Health has a webpage full of useful links.

If you are struggling with drug or alcohol, New York State has a Professional Assistance Program for licensed professionals.

If you are thinking of about harming yourself, PLEASE, PAUSE, even for a moment. Pause and call:

  • National Suicide Prevention Hotline, 1-800-273-8255
  • Connecticut Crisis Info, 211
  • 911
  • Friends, family, your primary care provider or mental health professional

Video on Positive Psychology

To kick off a collection of educational programs about wellness here is a TED talk - "The Happy Secret" about the benefits of positive psychology.