A wellness resource at www.avma.org/wellness, featuring a self-assessment, podcasts, and other tools, was developed by this team of Future Leaders in response to a need for raising awareness among veterinarians about compassion fatigue, burnout, and other stressors in the work place that can be prevented or eased with the right actions. As one of our Future Leaders Dr. Caitlin DeWilde said, "This topic is unfortunately long overdue for discussion. Perpetually putting our patients first, veterinarians have seen animal wellness initiatives grow in recent years…Take a few minutes to educate yourself and your staff about the issues that are affecting your workplace, and find ways to be well."
Learn more about the 2014-2015 class of Future Leaders in this video.
Dr. Erin BrannickNewark, DEAcademia/Pathology
Dr. Caitlin DeWildeSt. Louis, MOCompanion animal practice & social media consulting
Dr. Erin FreyRaleigh, NCCompanion animal practice
Dr. Tracy GluckmanChicago, ILAcademia/Laboratory animal medicine
Dr. Kris HelkeCharleston, SCAcademia/Medical school
Dr. Jeremy KeenJackson, TNCompanion animal practice
Dr. Michelle LarsenPhoenix, AZCompanion animal emergency practice & industry
Dr. Stephanie L. MontSan Antonio, TXU.S. Army Veterinary Corps
Dr. Matthew D. RosenbaumGermantown, TNLaboratory Animal Medicine
Dr. Julie StaffordJohn Day, ORMixed animal practice