Georgia Professional Health Program

If you need help or know a veterinarian that is battling mental health or substance abuse issues read below about the Georgia PHP

What does GA PHP stand for?

  • Georgia Professional Health Program

Who is eligible?

  • It is available for all licensed Georgia veterinarians that are in need of rehabilitative service for mental health or substance abuse disorders

What is it about?

  • Georgia PHP does not provide treatment but oversees the treatment and recovery pathway for veterinarians that are in need of treatment for addiction/impairment
  • The oversight includes referral services that include:
    • Financial counseling
    • Family and marriage counseling services
    • Long-term recovery follow-up

Will I still be able to practice veterinary medicine?

  • If you are complying with the treatment plan from the GA PHP, your license will be protected
  • The veterinarian signs an agreement to follow the treatment plan
  • Upon completion of the program, the veterinarian will be evaluated by their physician to determine if they are ready to return to work

How do I access the GA PHP?