AzVMA believes that self-care is the prescription for a healthy mind and body. While individuals may sometimes think that they are the only ones who experience negative emotions from factors that are many times out of their control, it is important to know that almost everyone is impacted by these challenges at one time or another. More importantly, it is essential to know that they can be overcome.
It is no secret that practice teams come under tremendous pressure to provide excellence in client service and medical care. Burnout, stress, compassion fatigue, finances, euthanasia, unrealistic demands, unintended mistakes and difficult clients all contribute to a toxic mix of emotions that can lead to tragic outcomes.
January is "Veterinary Wellness Month" in Arizona
In 2018, the Arizona Veterinary Medical Association declared the month of January as “Veterinary Wellness Month” in Arizona. The declaration was made to call attention to the importance of physical and mental health in our veterinary community and to highlight the support services available to navigate the personal and professional challenges faced by veterinarians and staff in contemporary practice. The month of January is celebrated with special wellness programs, positive messaging calendar, tips for meeting individual challenges, new partnerships, and resources at your fingertips.
Education & Workshops
View upcoming wellness workshops and continuing education sessions on the AzVMA CE Calendar.
Wellness Book Club
AzVMA & Gentle Journey will be co-hosting a wellness centered book club. The first book will be “The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen Covey. This book club will be starting in February 2020. If you are interested in joining the book club, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Wellness Poster Set
AzVMA has developed a series of four wellness posters to support the establishment of a culture that promotes team and individual wellness in veterinary practices. The four glossy color 11" x 17" posters are available as a set free of charge at AzVMA events, or at the AzVMA office. They can also be requested by mail for $5.50 to cover the cost of postage and handling by clicking here: AzVMA Wellness Poster Set Ordering Form.
AzVMA has compiled resources to help you build your wellness toolkit in an effort to provide you with a pathway to nurture your well-being.
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