Ontario Animal Health Network Veterinary Podcasts Veterinary Podcast station of the Ontario Animal Health Network (OAHN) in Canada- we can also be downloaded from iTunes

August 15, 2016  

We are joined by Dr. Andria Jones-Bitton, veterinarian and associate professor of epidemiology at the Ontario Veterinary College, to discuss producer mental health. Dr. Jones-Bitton's work on producer mental health in Canada is the first of its kind in Canada, and we discuss not only the findings, but how veterinarians may recognize signs of distress in clients, and what to do

Helpful Links


Here247 - 1 844 437 3247

Dr. Melanie Barham talks with Dr. Cindy McMann and Jacinta Cassidy from Guelph-Wellington Women in Crisis about the signs of abuse that a veterinarian might notice when treating a family’s pets, and approaches that a veterinarian can employ to help when they become aware of .an abusive situation, whether with women, men, or children, and some of the relationship between animal abuse and abuse in relationships.


Dr. McMann also discusses a program they are developing that finds temporary emergency boarding and care for the animals of women that need to enter the domestic violence shelter. Many women in violent situations will delay or avoid leaving the situation due to not being able to find care for their pets






Crisis lines: 519-836-5710 or 1-800-265-7233


Dr. McMann's email if you want to learn more about the emergency boarding project

March 31, 2016  

Dr. Melanie Barham interviews Dr. Colleen Best, the post-doctoral fellow with the Advancement of Wellness and Resilience in Research and Education (AWARE) Group at the Ontario Veterinary College. They discuss the research Dr. Best is currently doing on veterinarian mental health, self care strategies for veterinarians and resources that veterinarians can access. 

Resources Mentioned in Podcast
Here 24/7 Mental Health Services - 1-844-437-3247


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