Useful helplines and links

The BSAVA supports those in the veterinary profession who are in need through a variety of initiatives, we've collated the following numbers which we hope will prove helpful in difficult times. Other handy links are also featured. 


Telephone: 0303 040 2551 or anonymous email

Vetlife is a registered charity which supports everyone in the veterinary community. It is completely independent of any other veterinary organisations and all support is free, independent and confidential.

Vetlife Helpline Emotional support from a friendly listening service 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  Referrals for health and financial support.

Vetlife Health Support Assessment and care management from a team of mental health care professionals.

Vetlife Financial Support Professional debt and benefits advice and financial assistance for those who qualify. 


Telephone: 116 123
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An organisation devoted to preventing and resolving employment disputes.
Telephone: 0300 123 1100
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Blue Cross

This support line is open 8:30am-8:30pm every day, all calls are free and confidential, some mobile service providers may charge.

Telephone: 0800 096 6606 (UK & NI)
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Registered Company No. 02837793. A Company Limited by Guarantee in England. Registered as a Charity in England and Wales No. 1024811.