Join us for the 2019 Veterinary Wellbeing Summit

Photo source AVMA

Calling all veterinary professionals interested in working toward greater wellbeing across our shared community. Registration has opened for the 2019 Veterinary Wellbeing Summit, “Putting the WE in Wellbeing.”

Improving wellbeing is a shared responsibility that requires our combined commitment as a profession. Practice teams, business owners, organizations such as the AVMA, veterinary colleges, and individual veterinarians all have important roles to play. The 2019 Veterinary Wellbeing Summit will empower us with tools, resources, and practical ideas we can implement right away to support both our own wellbeing and our colleagues’.

The summit is presented jointly by the AVMA, American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) and Zoetis, and offers attendees the opportunity to earn continuing education (CE) credit. Additional support has been provided by Hill’s Pet Nutrition.

The summit will take place November 17-19 just outside Chicago. Participants will:

  • Hear from veterinary and mental health experts about what we each can do to improve wellbeing in our workplace and personal life
  • Gain knowledge and resources to nurture both healthy individuals and healthy workplaces
  • Learn why diversity and inclusion are critical in creating a healthy work environment that values all team members
  • Join and be inspired by a community of professionals dedicated to improving wellbeing in veterinary medicine

Topics that will be addressed include effective suicide prevention and response strategies, letting go of perfectionism, exploring generational differences, and how to leverage a One Health perspective to reduce burnout and suicide risk, among others.

Learn more and register at Seating is limited, so don’t delay.

For more information please click here.
For more information on conferences, please refer to our website.

Public health | AVA Conference | Adelaide

A week of quality veterinary conference is starting now!

Who is joining their professional colleagues in Adelaide this week for the Australian Veterinary Association Conference?

In particular ~ check out the Public health stream talks and topics!

ESCMID: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Medicine Conference


In a recent subject I did under my Masters of Veterinary Public Health, there was some discussion on antimicrobial stewardship (AMS) amongst veterinarians. Yet what does that mean and how can it be applied within a private practitioner setting. On the 11-12 of September, 2016, the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious diseases will be hosting an antimicrobial stewardship conference in Sweden. Further details are in the link below. I can feel a blog idea come along, so I shall leave it there for now, except to say – while we veterinarians may get prickly whenever someone from the medical side points the finger at how we “abuse” antimicrobials, we should be more aware of our role and capacity to limit the increase in resistance.

Source: ESCMID: Antimicrobial Stewardship in Veterinary Medicine

Stanford One Health – Comparative Medicine – Stanford University School of Medicine

Anyone in or around Stanford on the 30th of April?

Session topics

Influenza: Aging, immunity and vaccine development
Antibiotic Resistance: Sources and strategies for prevention
Epilepsy and Seizure Prediction: Canine models for improved seizure treatments
The Bat-Human Interface

At the end of each session, speakers and conference attendees will participate in a discussion panel to explore the research and foster new connections.

Source: Stanford One Health – Comparative Medicine – Stanford University School of Medicine