As veterinary professionals, you take on an emotional burden of distressing situations of your animal patients and clients every day. Balint groups provide a safe environment to discuss with fellow veterinary professionals the stressors and rigors of clinical practice.

A short-and-sweet conference for busy vetmed pros. Registration is free for atdove members! <br></br> <b>Enter your promo code using the "Enter promo code" link when you select your ticket.</b>

Conflict isn’t always an aggressive interaction, and it can take many forms. In this one-hour lecture with Cheryl Latta, DoveLewis Human Resources Manager, learn about the ways that conflict can present itself in the workplace. And, how to be comfortable addressing conflict instead of running away from it. <br></br> This talk is specifically RACE-approved for .5 DVM or .5...

Making the transition to online learning has become a reality for many schools and universities, and the Rock Creek Campus of Portland Community College is no exception. In this blog, learn from Technician Instructor Laura Harris, CVT, about how the veterinary technology program is working around the clock to take care of their animals, co-workers, and students.

 

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With the passing of time, there are many different reactions that we may be experiencing as our “new normal” unfolds during the COVID-19 pandemic. One feature that seems to linger is a persistent, low level anxiety that has shifted our baseline for stress tolerance. Things that were bearable annoyances in the past may feel like day ruining events in the moment, or we may feel so overwhelmed...

An unexpected outcome of this pandemic has been that it’s changed my days off. This weekend, the general sense of unease that has settled in since the pandemic began was accompanied by something else. Up until a month ago, my time off was usually reserved for the weekly grocery run, chores at home, leisurely walks, and time to recharge. This weekend, the time seemed to stretch and felt all...

There are many different reactions you may be having during this stressful and uncertain period. One of the frustrating realities of human cognition is that we not only react to the world around us, but we also have internal reactions to our reactions. That supplementary reaction often looks and sounds like judgment. Exercising self-compassion in response to that judgment is a practice – it...

It can be hard to remember what life was like before COVID-19. The last month has been a constant rush of news headlines, avoiding those that are closest to you, and frantic lines at the grocery store. But in these times, practicing empathy can help us when we need help the most. Learn from Well-being Program Director Debrah Lee, about how empathy can join us together in times of uncertainty....

There is a lot that we are trying to contend with during this crisis. For many of us, there’s an underlying sense of urgency and helplessness as we try to find something to control in this surreal, and often uncomfortable, new landscape. There are many different reactions we may be experiencing as a result of this including those mentioned in our previous wellbeing article:

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Current PPE shortages mean finding creative and innovative ways to offer protection for team members. The recommendation for medical staff is to wear N95 respirator masks during COVID-19. These masks are best at catching at least 95 percent of particulates and form an airtight seal over the nose and mouth. Simpler surgical masks are designed to stop splashes and droplets and can prevent a...

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