They are the people you run to when your family member is sick. They are the people who help ease the panic when you have no clue what is going on and are full of worry. They are the ones who are required to make educated split second decisions while your pet’s health hangs in the balance. Veterinarians and technicians have a tremendous responsibility and we at Twin Trees Veterinary Clinic would like to extend our appreciation and gratitude to all of you who have our pets’ best interest at heart.
Burn out and compassion fatigue are common among veterinarians and technicians. In order for these professionals to provide compassion and the best care for their patients and clients it is important for them to live a balanced life by practicing self-care and wellness.
Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a specialist in veterinary emergency and critical care and a certified yoga teacher who has created a mindfulness-based stress reduction course for professionals. She is empathetic about the struggles veterinarians and technicians face in their professional lives and is eager to share her knowledge and experience in order to prevent burnout and reduce compassion fatigue among veterinary professionals.
Dr. Holowaychuk is running a Veterinary Wellness Workshop & Retreat in Whistler on June 3rd-5th 2016. This is an opportunity to learn how to recognize negative behavior and find balance through self-care, wellness and coping strategies. For more information on Dr. Holowaychuck and the Wellness and Workshop Retreat please visit her website or to registrar please click here.
Please remember to take care of yourself while caring for others. Make your health and wellbeing a priority.