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Practical Takeaways For Veterinary Practices

Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study 2021

Friday, December 17, 4 p.m. ET

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Ivan Zak, DVM, MBA
CEO at Galaxy Vets, Founder of VIS
Melanie Bowden
Melanie Bowden, DVM
CEO and Founder of TrueNorth.DVM
Lauren Catenacci
Lauren Catenacci, Ph.D.
Head of People and Culture at Galaxy Vets
Alyssa Mages
Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT
Co-Founder and CVO
at Empowering Veterinary Teams

Burnout And Work-Life Balance Study 2021 Webinar: Practical Takeaways For Veterinary Practices

On Friday, December 17, we discussed findings from the new Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study and talked about some strategies that individuals and organizations can apply to improve well-being.

Dr. Ivan Zak, the researcher, hosted Dr. Lauren Catenacci, organizational psychologist specializing in transformational change and culture, Alyssa Mages, trainer, coach and a motivational speaker advocating for the empowerment of veterinary teams, and Dr. Melanie Bowden, presenter of a viral TedX talk on mental well-being in the veterinary profession and author of the book What The F**K Is This VetMed?: Hard Won Lessons for a New Generation of Veterinary Professional.

The webinar covered:

  • Findings from the 2021 survey: understanding burnout across demographics
  • Burnout subtypes and their implications in the veterinary profession
  • Ways to reconcile work and life by setting better boundaries
  • How to manage the caseload without turning down clients and wearing out employees
  • Mitigating burnout and fueling motivation through a healthy challenge
  • How to foster a work culture that promotes psychological safety, healthy competition and continuous improvement

About the Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study 2021
Conducted by Veterinary Integration Solutions in collaboration with Galaxy Vets, the continuing research aims to assess the dynamic in burnout rates across demographics and work settings, examine factors influencing employee satisfaction, and ultimately help veterinary businesses improve the well-being of their teams. The report is available at https://vetintegrations.com/insights/burnout2021/.

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Host & Speakers

Ivan Zak
DVM, MBA, CEO at Galaxy Vets, Founder of VIS
Dr. Ivan “Zak” Zakharenkov is a veterinarian, an entrepreneur and a passionate advocate for the well-being of veterinary professionals. After 12 years in the ER and a severe case of burnout, Ivan pivoted to creating products that improve the workflows and experience of veterinary teams…
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Melanie Bowden
Melanie Bowden
DVM, CEO and Founder of TrueNorth.DVM
Dr. Melanie Bowden is a 2016 Washington State University College of Veterinary Medicine Graduate. She currently works at a small animal 24 hour emergency and specialty clinic in Scarborough, Maine. Dr. Bowden started her journey to becoming a veterinarian in 2011 as a veterinary…
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Lauren Catenacci
Lauren Catenacci
Ph.D., Head of People and Culture
at Galaxy Vets
Dr. Catenacci is an organizational psychologist and leadership coach passionate about creating workplace cultures that enable all veterinary professionals to thrive. In 2010, she obtained her BS and BA degrees from…
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Alyssa Mages
Alyssa Mages
BS, CVT
Co-Founder and Chief Visionary Officer at Empowering Veterinary Teams
Alyssa is the Chief Visionary Officer (CVO) of EVT (Empowering Veterinary Teams) where she oversees the content development, clinical skills training, and overall vision of the company. She co-founded EVT to…
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Webinar: Burnount And Work-Life Balance Study 2021

On Friday, December 17, as we discussed findings from the new Burnout and Work-Life Balance Study and talked about some strategies that individuals and organizations can apply to improve well-being.

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