Category: Wellness

The Well: Intentional Cultivation of Joy

Joy is one of our most powerful human emotions. Joy is not synonymous with “happiness,” which tends to be a more complex and contextual...

November 18, 2022

988 is the new number for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline

Beginning Saturday, July 16, 2022, 988 will be the new three-digit dialing code connecting people to the existing National Suicide Prevention Lifeline, where compassionate,...

July 15, 2022

Healthy mind platter – supporting mental wellness as part of thriving

When we consider our healthiest selves, daily investment of love, attention, and energy investment are required.  There are 8 dimensions in the holistic wellness wheel...

April 22, 2022

WSVMA member publishes wellbeing book for the veterinary profession

Dr. Sonja Olson, Vancouver, clinician health and wellbeing trainer for Blue Pearl has published a new book specifically for the veterinary profession. Dr. Olson...

March 18, 2022

WSVMA extends member benefit for coaching, career counseling and support

The WSVMA is extending the personal- and professional support member benefit originally established last year to support WSVMA members in navigating COVID-19-related stressors. Dr....

July 16, 2021

President’s Message: Habit #4 – Win-Win

Greetings and good wishes to all of our WSVMA colleagues. I hope this edition of the newsletter finds you well and thriving. With the...

May 7, 2021

Self-compassion: a courageous act of self-care

As time goes on, this pandemic is more of a marathon than a sprint. When looking forward, it’s important that we use our marathon-running...

April 9, 2021

Free to the profession: Suicide prevention training

Veterinary medicine is a community, and a community supports its members. For that reason, the AVMA is pleased to begin offering free training in suicide...

March 26, 2021

Joint Statement from AAVMC/AVMA Regarding Mental Health and Suicide in the Veterinary Profession

  This has been a difficult year for many, and in the past week, we have heard reports of veterinary colleagues who have died...

March 12, 2021

COVID-19 vaccine distribution plan for veterinary professionals

As reported last month, the WSVMA has been advocating with Gov. Inslee’s office and with the Wash. Dept. of Health for veterinarians and their...

December 17, 2020