Vetlife - Crisis Vet Helpline
Helpline: 0303 040 2551

Description of service

VBF is an independent registered charity that provides free and confidential support to veterinary professionals in the UK through a helpline, a health support programme and a fund for financial support. Calls and emails to Vet Helpline are answered by a group of trained volunteers who have experience of the profession. The helpline offers a telephone listening and anonymous email response service, manned by volunteer members of the veterinary profession, for veterinary surgeons and their families, veterinary nurses and veterinary students. The service is available around the clock on every day of the year and aims to reduce stress and improve individuals’ wellbeing. Service users are referred on for specialist help where appropriate.

Key Focus

Support for veterinary professionals

Age Range

All ages

Opening Times

This is a 24-hour service available every day of the year including Christmas

Area Of Operation

Whole of UK

Referral Method

Self referrral

Registered Charity Number