Every May we dedicate a month of learning to mindfulness, wellbeing and self-care. Our goal is to bring veterinary communities together from far and wide to share, learn and connect. Change is now.

Mindful self-care for managing burnout

Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a board-certified small animal emergency and critical care specialist, and a passionate champion for wellness in the veterinary field. For more than 15 years Marie has been speaking to audiences around the world, drawing on her personal experiences and evidence-based information to empower veterinary professionals to take ownership of their personal and professional wellbeing. Expect honest conversation, confronting questions, and practical wellness strategies you can start incorporating immediately into your daily routine.


From victim to victor

Dr. Andy Green is a highly experienced small animal veterinarian, a transformational change leader, and a regular speaker at schools, conferences, and veterinary events. A certified neuro strategist, Andy has spent the last 15 years exploring the world of personal development and helping equip veterinary professionals with the tools they need to thrive. Join Andy for a lively discussion on the challenges of clinical life and discover how building healthy habits can set you up for long-term success in the veterinary industry.


Turning challenges into opportunities

Sarah Hoggan is a well-respected DVM, an accomplished TEDx speaker, and a fierce campaigner for wellbeing within the veterinary industry, all whilst practicing at a busy emergency hospital in California. In this webinar, she shares her vast experience of clinical life and how the good days outweigh the difficult ones. During her talk, she shares ideas you can bring into your workplace to make a positive step toward mindfulness within the veterinary industry.


Making veterinary hospitals a better place to work, one step at a time

Megan Alderson, veterinarian and practice owner, and Shalsee Vigeant, BSc, DVM and TEDx Speaker, are passionate advocates and leaders of creating mindfulness within the veterinary industry. In this webinar, they discuss the importance of mindfulness in the workplace and what they have implemented into their clinics that have proven to cause positive change for their entire team.


“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response."

Viktor Frankl

Neurologist and Holocaust survivor,

May. A Month of Mindfulness.

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Where to get help

American Veterinary Medical Association:

Not One More Vet:

The Balint Society Australia & New Zealand: https://www.balintaustralianew...

The American Balint Society: https://www.americanbalintsoci...

Professional Quality of Life Survey:

Strength Finder:

MBSR TRAINING (Mindful Based Stress Reduction)

World-wide people can look for trained MBSR teachers, who will have high standards of training and personal experience with Mindfulness.

For New Zealand:

Nadav Avny:

Jan Howarth and Dianne May:

Debbie Schultz:

For USA:

The Innerwork Center:


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