It’s often said that the veterinary industry is unique in the medical world in that its patients “can’t say how they feel.” Add the responsibility that comes with caring for sick and injured animals, and empathy for pet owners, and it can become a heavy burden. For some, this may lead to compassion fatigue, anxiety, and depression leaving them feeling isolated and overwhelmed.

In fact, studies by American Veterinary Medical Association show that 1 in 10 veterinarians may experience serious psychological distress, with more than 1 in 6 having contemplated suicide.

At ACCESS, we’d like to see this reduced to ‘0’.

This is why we offer on-site counseling for our staff who experience compassion fatigue, burn-out, or simply feel they need help – plus free support seminars for those in our industry.

A free wellness talk for those in the industry…

How To Tell If Your Colleague is Suicidal and What To Do About It.

All veterinarians, technicians, support staff, and managers are invited to attend a free, informative talk by Jason Sweitzer, BS, RVT, DVM | Board Member, Not One More Vet, INC. (NOMV) | Founder, Not One More Vet Student | Veterinary Mental Health and Suicide Prevention Speaker

This talk will focus on ways to help identify if your coworkers and colleagues are struggling and if they may be considering suicide. We will discuss what to do about it and the resources available to help them and help you.

Date & Location
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
ACCESS – San Fernando Valley
20051 Ventura Blvd.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364 (Suite E)

Tuesday, November 19,  2019
ACCESS – South Bay
2551 W. 190th St.
Torrance, CA 90504

6:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m. | Dinner and Intro.
7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. | Lecture

To reserve your place, please do not hesitate to RSVP to:
Jillian Kassel
Tel: (310) 945-7611

Resources ready to assist…

If you are having an emergency, please call 911 or contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: Text HOME to 741741, or call the Suicide Hotline: 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

The Trevor Project
TrevorLifeline 1-866-488-7386 or TrevorText – Text TREVOR to 1-202-304-1200

Employee Assistance Program and WorkLife Services Benefit
Call 866-402-0003. Or log on to

Therapy Service – Kaiser Permanente

Southern California Counseling Center

The Maple Counseling Center

Valley Community Counseling Clinic

Valley Family Center

Open Path Collective

Trans Lifeline