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Being a veterinary professional isn’t always easy. That’s why we’re here to help.

Caring for animals is second nature to veterinary professionals like you—but that doesn’t mean you can’t put yourself first.

Introducing Project WAG (Wellbeing and Growth)

An initiative brought to you by Zoetis that helps you better support your wellbeing by consolidating resources just for you.

Let’s put the “wag” back into your passion

Project WAG is an initiative that gives you easy access to resources and tools designed for self-care—crafted specifically for veterinary professionals—to help you better navigate your wellbeing.

We strive to empower you and the veterinary community to prioritize wellbeing to create a positive impact on your life, your practice, and the future of veterinary medicine.

From the front desk to the treatment room, let’s build a better vision of wellbeing by helping you set healthy boundaries at work, connect with the community you love, and create more joy surrounding your passion.

Free support

Get free peer-to-peer support facilitated by licensed healthcare professionals and free self-care resources.

Peer-to-peer and self-care resources

Veterinary Hope Foundation

Participate in small-group online sessions with other veterinary professionals to talk about stressors, get resources, and build a tight-knit community of others who understand what you may be feeling.

VETS4VETS® by VIN Foundation

Need someone to talk to? VETS4VETS® is a no cost resource for veterinary professionals that can help you through any situation you may be dealing with.

Insight Timer

Insight Timer is the #1 free app for sleep, anxiety, stress, and more. Take a few moments for yourself with over 130,000 guided meditations to choose from to help you calm your mind and relax throughout the day.

Not One More Vet (NOMV)

Get support for veterinary teams and students struggling with their wellbeing with educational resources, programs, and research.

Connect with the community

You can foster team building and community among your peers—and within your own practice—to focus on a culture of wellbeing.

Community-based resources

Setting Up a Workplace Wellbeing Program

Help your team start its wellbeing program with these tips from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA).

AAHA’s Guide to Veterinary Practice Team Wellbeing

Help your workplace create a culture of positivity and wellbeing with this guide created by the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA).

The Link Between Healthy Workplace Culture and Optimal Personal Wellbeing

Read an AAHA roundtable discussion of experts discussing the connection between workplace culture and personal wellbeing, and what can be done to improve both.

Learn about wellbeing and the veterinary profession

Feel knowledgeable so you can take control of your own wellbeing, as well as become an advocate for the wellbeing of your colleagues, peers, and future veterinary professionals.

Educational resources

ASK: Assess, Support, Know

Created by Vetfolio in partnership with Banfield Pet Hospital, ASK is a resource to help you learn, recognize, and address emotional distress in yourself and others.

Frontiers in Veterinary Medicine: The Economic Cost of Burnout in Veterinary Medicine

It’s easy to feel burnout in your profession. A recent study looked at 5,786 veterinarians in private practice and measured the economic impact of burnout. Check out this research paper to see the results.

Learn the Signs of Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is common in work environments that focus on helping others. It can have a serious impact on a person’s physical, emotional, and psychological wellbeing. Learn the signs from the AVMA to help yourself and your fellow veterinary professionals.

My Veterinary Life® Podcast

Hear inspiring stories from professionals across the veterinary industry—their journeys, their challenges, and more. Get inspired and renew your passion for your own journey in veterinary medicine.

Assess Your Wellbeing

The Professional Quality of Life (ProQOL) assessment can help you understand your balance of positive and negative personal and work experiences. While it’s not diagnostic, it can help you find areas that you can focus on for self-care.

Beyond Medicine Workshops Sponsored by the American Animal Hospital Association

Sponsored by Zoetis and in collaboration with Zoetis, these workshops focus on the parts of a veterinary career that go beyond medical knowledge—including caring for your own wellbeing.

AAVMC Intern/Resident Wellbeing Study

Take a video course that details the findings of the Clinician Wellbeing Initiative: Intern and Resident Wellbeing 2020 survey, sponsored by Zoetis ITS.

VetVance: Your Mental Wellbeing

Complete a course on VetVance, a Zoetis platform, about the opportunities and challenges of veterinary life and what you can do to bring balance to your life and maintain your wellbeing.


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