THE SOCIAL SIDE OF PRACTICE

CHAMPIONING VETERINARY HAPPINESS

At Pets Plus Us, community is just as important as membership and pet insurance coverage. Community means engaging with Canadian pet owners and the pets they love. It also means partnering with veterinarians and their teams – those who are just as passionate about pets, responsible pet ownership, and pet health as we are. We thrive on the magic that happens when we’re all in it together, sharing our experiences and expertise.

The Social Side of Practice is an integral part of that sharing. This unique, fully accredited veterinary continuing professional development program reflects our commitment to you, your practice, and the profession. It’s designed to help you and your team do what you do even better by providing insight, guidance, and strategies on the non-medical aspects of practice so you can offer the very best to your patients, clients, and each other.
 

MODULE 1: VETERINARY WELLNESS

Companion animal practice is ever more challenging with rising client expectations, rapidly advancing technologies, and ever higher standards of care. All of this can add to the daily stress of practice, affecting personal and professional well-being.

This module consists of four sessions that provide the knowledge and tools to help you and your team be well. With a focus on improving communication skills, preventing compassion fatigue, promoting compassion satisfaction, and increasing awareness of mental health, this module can help you to better manage the challenges – and embrace the joys – of practice.

To find out more about this program, call 1-800-700-3391 or email care@petsplusus.com.

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This program 974-19382 is approved by the AAVSB RACE to offer a total of 249 CE Credits, with a maximum of 8 CE Credits being available to any individual Veterinary Medical Professionals. This RACE approval is for the subject matter category of Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development using the delivery methods of Seminar/Lecture, Interactive-Distance, and Non-Interactive-Distance. This approval is valid in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB RACE; however, participants are responsible for ascertaining each board’s CE requirements.

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Session 1 • FACILITATING EUTHANASIA CONVERSATIONS

This session discusses the communication strategies that contribute to high quality end-of-life care.

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Session 2 • COMPASSION FATIGUE

This session discusses compassion fatigue, what it is, what it isn't, its effects, and how to manage it.

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Session 3 • COMPASSION SATISFACTION

This session discusses compassion satisfaction and how to create an optimal environment to flourish in practice.

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Session 4 • THIS IS YOUR LIFE

This session discusses the realities of and risk factors for suicide in the veterinary profession.

Dr. Debbie
DEBBIE STOEWEN DVM, MSW, RSW, PhD

Learn about Dr. Debbie, your Social Side of Practice facilitator.