Veterinary Wellness and Social Work Summit Nov. 2-3

Stress, anxiety, and depression are often part of being a veterinary professional. But this fact is something many professionals learn about the hard way, and it's rarely discussed. An upcoming event may help change that.

On Nov. 2-3, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) will host the Veterinary Wellness and Social Work Summit (VWSWS) at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville. It is supported by Zoetis.

The purpose of the event is to discuss the health and wellness challenges veterinary students and veterinary professionals face, and potential interventions.

Pre and post conference offerings will focus on compassion fatigue management and the link between human and animal violence, respectively. Continuing education (CE) credits are included. 

The VWSWS combines the Health and Wellness Summit previously hosted at the Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine, and the 4th International Veterinary Social Work Summit hosted at the University of Tennessee Colleges of Veterinary Medicine and the College of Social Work in Knoxville.

Those interested can register on the VWSWS website.

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