GVMA Member Assistance Program

The GVMA Member Assistance Program (MAP)

 Work/Life Skills to help you inside and outside the exam room.

The GVMA is providing a valuable benefit to all members and their immediate family members known as the Member Assistance Program (MAP).  We have partnered with McLaughlin Young Group, an independent provider of MAP services.  There is no enrollment required and you are eligible to use the MAP through McLaughlin Young as a current GVMA member.

The MAP offers help for personal and/or professional concerns by providing free, confidential, short-term counseling and personal consultation.  Additionally, the MAP provides work-life resources for such issues as legal and financial consultations, online learning and resources.

The MAP has a network of counselors that are conveniently located.  They can help you improve or resolve personal difficulties whether big or small, personal or work-related.

Some examples of concerns that the MAP addresses include:

  • Family conflict
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Relationship issues
  • Work-related issues
  • Grief and loss
  • Alcohol or drug use
  • Stress
  • Legal and financial issues

Confidentiality is one of the most important features of the MAP.  No one will know that you have used this resource unless you offer that information or unless someone’s safety is threatened.

There is no cost to you for your phone calls or face-to-face visits with the MAP.  The Georgia Veterinary Medical Association covers all expenses for this program.  

Appointments are available during both daytime and evening hours.  If you schedule appointments during work hours, it is your responsibility to make appropriate arrangements with your supervisor or Human Resource Director.  The MAP is not designed to evaluate fitness for duty or authorize leave of absences but will provide referrals as needed.

Please take advantage of this wonderful benefit!  The MAP staff at McLaughlin Young is available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, ready to assist you.  Remember, the mAP is always a good place to begin.