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Beyond Burnout: Invigorating Your Love of Veterinary Practice in 3 Simple Steps
by Chris Bundy, MD, MPH
Burnout and compassion fatigue are well known occupational hazards for veterinary professionals. While the key drivers of burnout and professional dissatisfaction stem from organizational and systems issues that often feel outside our control, personal resilience factors also play an important role, are within our control and addressing them can produce benefits relatively quickly. Ironically, uncertainty and skepticism about the effectiveness of personal transformation efforts are barriers to change among busy health professionals. In this session, Dr. Bundy, Executive Medical Director of the Washington Physicians Health Program, will bring his extensive experience working with health professionals to outline a simple (but not necessarily easy!) framework that has helped many to achieve meaningful and lasting improvements in their personal and professional lives while overcoming the barriers that so often trip us up.
Dr. Bundy is the Executive Medical Director of WPHP, Clinical Associate professor of Psychiatry at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and President-Elect of the Federation of State Physician health programs. After joining WPHP in 2014 as Associate Medical Director, Dr. Bundy was appointed to his current position by the WPHP Board of Directors in 2016. In addition to working collaboratively with the Executive Director in the overall fulfillment of WPHP’s mission, Dr. Bundy is responsible for WPHP’s clinical operations, leads the organization’s education and outreach efforts, and represents WPHP to the health care community at local, regional, and national levels where he is an advocate for physician health and wellness initiatives. Dr. Bundy is a native of Washington and completed medical school, residency, and fellowship at the University of Washington. He is board certified in general and geriatric psychiatry, addiction medicine, and has a Master’s degree in Public Health from the Harvard School of Public Health. Dr. Bundy came to WPHP from the VA Puget Sound Health Care System where he held several leadership positions including Mental Health Service Chief, and Chief of Psychiatry.