Welcome to The Alabama Veterinary Professionals Wellness Program

We offer anonymous help and support to all veterinary professionals: veterinarians, veterinary students, technicians, receptionists, kennel workers, and families of veterinary staff members.

One out of three veterinary professionals will struggle with depression, addiction, burnout, suicidal thoughts, and other mental disorders.

The Alabama Veterinary Professionals Wellness Program was established as a part of the Veterinary Practice Act of 2001. This Act declared that all information, interviews, reports, statements or other documents shared with the wellness committee are privileged and confidential. All disclosed information within the program must remain confidential.  Please feel free to reach out to us with confidence; knowing that we are here to serve you. The AVPWP will assist you however possible by providing the strength of our combined advocacy and potentially offer you the support needed with legal, board or employer matters.


How It Works


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You can self-report to us or report on behalf of someone you are concerned about.  Our mission is to offer support without negatively impacting your career.  This is a program that promotes healthy coping skills, fosters lifestyle changes, empowers success, proactively deters substance abuse, and sheds light on mental illness awareness/treatment in a safe and confidential environment.

Help Is Available

Help is available for those struggling with addictions (alcoholism, drug, sex, gambling, food and others), health related issues (chronic illness, debilitating disease, obsessive compulsive disorder OCD, ADD/ADHD, dietary and eating disorders, mental health disease including anxiety, panic attacks, depression, suicidal ideology and others), life changes (divorce, death, loss of a pet, grief)

Reach out

Please reach out to us!  We are a group of veterinary professionals here to support you! Many of us have lived through these same struggles, and we know how important it is to have someone to trust as you navigate these challenging situations.  Just remember that there is light at the end of the tunnel that you may be walking through, and we are here to help you get there.

Phone: (205) 542-3600 or (205) 326-8080

Email: alvetwellness@gmail.com

If you are in danger and need immediate assistance, please call or text or chat the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline at 988 at any time of the day or night.  Otherwise, please reach out to the Director of the Program, Dr. Jerome Williams.

Information that you share will remain confidential and will not impact current licensure status.

Office # (205) 326-8080

Cell # (205) 542-3600

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