Vet Confessionals

A Community of Compassion

About Us

Based in Massey University, New Zealand, Vet Confessionals is a Massey veterinary student initiative established in 2014. In recognition of the high global rates of burnout, suicide and feelings of isolation in veterinary students and professionals, we seek to provide a safe and anonymous outlet for emotion and creativity.

Despite our name, Vet Confessionals is an avenue for everyone involved in the veterinary profession – not just veterinarians! If you’re part of the industry, and have something you want to get off your chest, why don’t you submit a secret? Find out how to here.

The Vet Confessionals project has gone global – we started from New Zealand, and have now been to the United States and Australia, with big plans for even more appearances! Connect with us on Facebook, to keep up-to-date with Vet Confessionals news.

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Our next event is the WSAVA and FECAVA Congress, in Copenhagen, on the 25-28 September 2017. Come listen to our presentation, say ‘hi’ to our team members, and share a secret at our booth!

"Animal care professionals are some of the most pain-saturated people I have ever worked with. The very thing that makes them great at their work – their empathy and dedication and love for animals – makes them vulnerable."

− J. Eric Gentry, Ph.D. – Expert on traumatic stress and compassion fatigue

"You are not your illness. You have an individual story to tell. You have a name, a history, a personality. Staying yourself is part of the battle."

− Julian Seifter, M.D.

Vicki Lim

Committee Member

Chloe MacLachlan

Committee Member

Hui Min Tai

Committee Member

Mark Rainier

Professional Patron

Stuart Gordon

Professional Patron

Questions? Comments? Or just want to say hi?