Below are online resources we hope will be helpful for our local veterinary community, especially given these unprecedented times.
If you have additional resources you would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or post in our private Facebook group.
Social Media/Online Bullying
The MCVMA has created a shareable document for your individual use or practice. You may link to this document in responding to social media posts, print and post in the lobby of your practice, or email out to your clients. We hope this document will educate clients on the stressors placed on veterinary professionals at this time and outline steps of action they can take to improve their expectations and veterinary experiences.
The AVMA Online reputation management and cyberbullying platform has a flowchart on responding to social media posts, templates for responses, and information to a 24/7 hotline staffed by crisis management experts.
Climbing Mt. Debt: Student Loan Triage in the Age of COVID webinar - great info outlining changes to student loans
AVMA's free COVID-19 Webinars: discusses business survival, insurance claims, wellness tips, etc.
"Self-Employed and need a PPP Loan?" Forbes article containing guidance for sole proprietors on qualifying for payroll forgiveness
CARES Act Roundtable: Unemployment for the Self-Employed: Very helpful webinar provided jointly by MCSC Women's Business Center, Cal Poly CIE Small Business Development Center, and SCORE SLO
Small Business Association website for small business guidance and loan resources
US Department of Labor Families First Coronavirus Response Act FAQ
CA Department of Public Health Guidance for Veterinary Practices during COVID--19.
CVMA COVID-19 Updates (frequently updated, includes most recent guidelines from the VMB regarding telemedicine, continuing education waivers, CVMA practice recommendations, etc.)
Wellness, Mental Health, Substance Abuse
AVMA's Well-being tips: "It's okay to feel strong emotions about the impact of COVID-19."
CVMA's Wellness Programs: Includes professional resources list for substance abuse assistance, confidential diversion program information, etc.
CA's VMB Diversion Program brochure.
Facebook's Not One More Vet: Supportive online veterinary community where members can share personal feelings about work and life
National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255