health + balance articles

This 15 minute challenge will inspire burned out vets

Relief vets are a unique group. Our entrepreneurial spirit, work ethic, emotional investments, and dedicated natures can contribute to both our successes and our struggles with work-life balance. Being a relief veterinarian gives me the strength to navigate burnout and compassion fatigue. It helps me rediscover the joy of veterinary medicine. So, from one pioneer

Boundaries: It’s not a bad word

A 2015 study found that 1 in 11 veterinarians have psychological stress, while a 2019 study found that mortality ratios for suicide in veterinarians are significantly higher than the general population (1,2). Potential reasons for these variances are cited and include debt, compassion fatigue, and burnout.   As a result, certain necessary buzzwords and phrases have developed,

The Gratitude Feedback Loop

As I do every November, I’ve started thinking a lot about gratitude. I realize this should be top of mind every day. And it is, to some degree. But I’m susceptible to seasonal messaging so I obsess about candy in October, ramp up my gratitude in November, focus on generosity in December, and energize on

Burning Out to Burning Bright Webinar

If the words “burnt out” are on your mind either because you feel that way or you see it in your teams, you’re not going to want to miss this dynamic discussion. We learn the stats about burnout in the veterinary profession, the symptoms, and share both personal and organizational strategies for combatting this insidious

If the Shoe Fits. Running Shoes 101

Veterinary warriors know, better than most, the importance of good footwear.   The long hours standing, crouching, bending, and literally balancing the weight of the world – and sometimes our patients – on our backs, is the perfect recipe for sore feet and an aching body. The same holds true for our running gear. From