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Vet Education Webinars

Battling Burnout in Veterinary Emergency Care Providers

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Canada

Dr. Marie Holowaychuk

Who is it for?
Start Date
February 6, 2020


Burnout is well-researched among human medical providers and is highest among those working in the emergency room and intensive care units. However, less is known about burnout and wellbeing among veterinary emergency and critical care providers. During this webinar, we will review the statistics regarding burnout among human and veterinary medical teams, as well as tools being used to improve wellbeing. The responses to a 2018 survey to assess burnout among veterinary emergency care providers and employees’ perceptions of workplace qualities that contribute to engagement or burnout will also be shared.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Marie Holowaychuk


Dr. Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC, is a board-certified specialist in small animal emergency and critical care and a passionate advocate for wellbeing in the veterinary profession. She lives in Calgary and travels worldwide as a speaker and locum. Marie has a diversity of experiences in veterinary medicine including time spent in general, specialty, and academic practice. One thing that Marie feels is consistent no matter the veterinary setting is that all members of the profession are susceptible to experiencing moral stress, compassion fatigue, and burnout. As such, Marie facilitates wellness workshops and retreats and online wellbeing programs for veterinary care providers that include lectures, yoga, meditation practices, and one-on-one coaching. She is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and has completed a mindfulness-based stress reduction course for professionals. She also has Compassion Fatigue Training from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, Mental Health First Aid Training from the Mental Health Commission of Canada, Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from the Centre for Suicide Prevention, and a Life Coaching certificate. Marie’s favorite self-care activities include strength training, practicing yoga, rollerblading, watching movies, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains.

Watch the Recording of this lecture and get your CE certificate here