Life & Practice

Your Health & Well-being

Being happy and healthy is just as important for our veterinarians as it is for our patients. Here is a collection of resources to help you and your team find peace in our profession.

The Importance of Resilience

Meet three Banfield veterinarians who overcame compassion fatigue and want to share the wisdom they gained to help other veterinary professionals find happiness.

Huddle for Your Health

Bring health and well-being to life during your hospital’s daily team huddles.

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Stress Resiliency Huddle Cards

Get your team together and use these cards to learn how to manage the stress that so often comes with practicing veterinary medicine.

Sample cards: (click to reveal)

Feeling Pessimistic
Feeling Pessimistic
 Feeling Alone
 Feeling Alone

Compassion Fatigue Huddle Cards

Providing care to pets can be emotional, ethically complex, exhausting and full of uncertainty. Get together as a team and use these cards to learn how to identify and address these difficulties in productive ways.

Sample cards: (click to reveal)

Moral Stress
Moral stress
 Rumination Thinking
Rumination Thinking

Additional Resources

AVMA Wellbeing and Peer Assistance, opens in new tab

Join the Veterinary Wellbeing Community! Health and wellbeing is an essential component to thriving individuals and practices. It's critical that we take steps to care for our own emotional and mental health.

Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons Mind Matters Initiative, opens in new tab

The Mind Matters Initiative (MMI) aims to improve the mental health and wellbeing of those in the veterinary team, including students, veterinary nurses, veterinary surgeons and practice managers.

Suicide Prevention Lifeline, opens in new tab

The Lifeline provides 24/7, free and confidential support for people in distress, prevention and crisis resources for you or your loved ones, and best practices for professionals.