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Personal/Professional Development

The Pursuit of Happiness

As surprising as it might be to those outside the veterinary profession, puppies and kittens just aren't enough to ensure job satisfaction.

Job satisfaction is a combination of recognition, communication, and reconciliation.

Lasting in the Veterinary Profession

Participating in open and honest conversations about compassion fatigue is one of the first steps toward addressing mental health issues in veterinary medicine.

The acronym L.A.S.T. — which stands for Listen, Accept, Seek, and Test — can be a helpful tool to recenter yourself during times of stress and fatigue.

Work and Play at VMX 2021

VMX's additional electives are a popular choice every year. You can rest assured extra safety precautions will ensure these are still on the schedule in 2021.

VMX’s popular electives — Hands-on Workshops, Coffee with an Expert (formerly Rounds), and Meet the Professor Luncheons — are still being offered in 2021, with an emphasis on safety precautions.

VMX 2021: Forward

Yes, VMX is still on! Sign up today with in-person and virtual options.

You don’t have to miss out on VMX 2021. We’re offering 3 virtual pathways to “attend,” as well as the traditional in-person option.

Suicide: Our Professional Crisis

Most in the veterinary community are aware of the high rate of suicide in the profession. Is it still underrecognized? Is it getting better?

As awareness of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine rises, some veterinarians have taken action to protect their colleagues and develop programs to address the issue of suicide head on.

Balancing Act

In a largely female profession, veterinary medicine often sees a struggle between the work-life balance of working mothers. Personal and professional forces can help alleviate that struggle.

In a largely female profession, veterinary medicine often sees a struggle between the work-life balance of working mothers. Personal and professional forces can help alleviate that struggle.

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Stamp Out Burnout

As we grow older in life and in this profession, we may feel it is acceptable or inevitable to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. But these feelings are not shared by every veterinary professional and may be a cause for concern. It may signal burnout caused by the demands of the job.

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