North Carolina Veterinary Health Program (NCVHP) provides North Carolina’s veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians with identification, evaluation, monitoring, and advocacy support for substance use issues. This allows them to participate in a sustainable recovery program and serve the public in a safe manner.
With compassion for the welfare of veterinary professionals and concern for the integrity of the entire profession, the North Carolina Veterinary Medical Board (NCVMB) collaborates with NCVHP. By evaluating, referring for assessment and/or treatment and monitoring veterinary professionals, NCVHP enables them to serve the public in a safe manner.
NCPHP’s referrals come from the NCVMB, employers, colleagues, and self-referrals, among other sources.
Self-referrals are well received and highly recommended, as preemptively seeking assistance demonstrates a willingness to address a potential issue before patient care is affected. If you are considering self-referral, you may want to complete these self-assessment questionnaires.
The NCVMB is dedicated to helping veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians dealing with a substance use issue. Veterinarians and registered veterinary technicians can self-refer to NCPHP and remain anonymous to the NCVMB. If you are considering referring yourself or someone you know, please contact us for help in doing so.