Vets in Mind aims to help by:
Triaging key mental health symptoms
signposting to resources

Giving members of the veterinary community the tools to become cognisant of mental health issues by providing short, general information on a number of mental health topics

Hotlines in many countries

Providing 24/7 information regarding all members of the veterinary community looking after themselves and others in the first instance as prevention, as well as how to seek further assistance for themselves or others


Providing contacts for mental health support for all team members of veterinary practices etc


It is provided by an App available via the Apple and Google app stores

The project has been supported by the Pet Plan Charitable Trust, Circa Healthcare and NAVC. Without their support this project would not have reached fruition.

We are also working with many other organisations (American Association of Equine Practitioners, British Equine Veterinary Association, VetTechlife, NAVTA, Not One More Vet, The Riptide Project, Crampton Consulting, 1Life Connected, Northern Ireland and Scotland Veterinary Support Groups, and The Riptide Project) who are contributing to the project and partnering with us to widen the awareness and use of the app to their members and other partners.

Vets In Mind Trustees:

G Mark Johnston MA VetMB PhD MRCVS

Founder of the Vets in Mind Alliance, and CEO of Vetstream.

Steve Kirton

Steve earned his marketing and business insights through many years in the both the human and animal healthcare industry.

Ivan (Zak) Zakharenkovi DVM MBA

Dr. Ivan “Zak” Zakharenkov is a veterinarian, an entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for the well-being of veterinary professionals.

Vicky Robinson

As one of the first non-vet practice owners in the late 90s, Vicky Robinson has been deeply involved in the veterinary profession for many years. Her and husband Alan run Vet Dynamics, who guide independent vets with their businesses and help improve their lives.

Tshidi Gardiner BSc BVSc Pg Cert Surg, MRCVS

Tshidi is a Wellness Coach, Speaker, Author, Wellbeing Educator and a Small Animal Veterinary Surgeon with over 18 years of clinical experience in almost all sectors of the veterinary industry.

Dr Donna Gurney PschD HCPC – Clin Psych

Dr Donna Gurney is the Founder of Tutum Psychology. She has over 15 years of experience of working in mental health, both in and outside the NHS. She specialises in adolescent and working age adult mental health.

Naveesha Kaur Shergill

Naveesha is a current 4th year veterinary student at Universiti Putra Malaysia who has always been passionate about the preservation and improvement of one’s mental well-being. She started getting involved in the International Veterinary Students’ Association (IVSA) back in 2019 as the Project Manager of IVSA’s Wellness committee.

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