Clinical trial offers workshops to reduce burnout

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Update: The application deadline for participating in this trial was originally January 3, 2023, and has been extended to January 23, 2023.

Calling all independent practice leaders: If you’re looking for successful strategies to combat team burnout, an ongoing clinical trial sponsored by the AVMA might provide the answers you need.

Participants in this upcoming study will have the chance to attend a series of free workshops to discover tools and skills to help increase wellbeing, reduce burnout, and boost profitability. You’ll learn new ways to promote open communication, foster employee engagement, and drive positive organizational change. The training—worth more than $5,000—is provided for free to practices taking part in the study. 

Each clinic that completes the study also will receive a free registration to the 2024 AVMA Business and Economic Forum, a $450 value that also carries CE credit. 

The ongoing study of veterinary burnout is being conducted by researchers from Cornell University with funding from the AVMA and Zoetis.

What does participation involve?

Practices that take part in the trial can expect their practice leader to spend up to five hours on the project across two months: January and February 2024. The largest time commitment would come in the first two weeks.

Participation includes taking part in online training workshops that are roughly 1 hour long, conducted via Zoom. You can either attend in real-time or catch up with recorded sessions later, and all you need is a device with internet access. There’s no need for a camera or microphone.

To evaluate how your participation affects the burnout and wellbeing of your team, we’ll ask you and the veterinarians in your clinics to complete a small number of short surveys, before and after the program. 

Advance your practice—Advance the profession

Interested in participating? Apply by filling out this survey no later than January 23, 2024. By taking part in the clinical trial, you’ll discover valuable tools and strategies for your practice and also help add to our understanding of the challenges veterinary teams face with burnout. 


Christine Shepard
January 12, 2024 Permalink

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