Course Overview

This open-enrollment, self-study course is based on the archive of a webinar presented on September 7, 2017, though the collaboration of VetMedTeam and Trupanion, with the growing support of concerned companies and organizations. The webinar was the 2nd in a series of free webinars addressing compassion fatigue, burnout, ethics exhaustion, and decreased career satisfaction. Unaddressed the outcome is often career and life threatening.

This course aims to take the audience through the emotional journey of providing clarity of the struggle within the veterinary industry in finding career contentment. It will lead the audience into the concepts of creating the path for self-forgiveness, and begin the acknowledgment of the emotional barriers present for each of us. With the first step of self-acceptance, this then allows each individual to begin to develop their own personal journey to career resiliency. Finally taking the time to recognize that we are not alone and in fact 1 life connected. Finding the path back to living connected is the path to longevity in this industry. It all starts with first allowing each of us to accept ourselves and each other as we are.

An hour spent listening to Dr. Pope-Robinson outline important considerations regarding career contentment will provide food for thought well worth the time invested. Please share this educational opportunity with members of your team and profession.


Continuing Education Credits

Course meets the requirements for 1 RACE hours of continuing education credit for veterinary technicians and veterinarians in jurisdictions which recognize AAVSB's RACE approval. However, participants should be aware that some boards have limitations on the number of hours accepted in certain categories and/or restrictions on certain methods of delivery.

This course is a Non-interactive Distance course; program number 57-30802. Category Three: Non-Scientific-Practice Management/Professional Development.


Course Focus and Learning Objectives

This course is appropriate for veterinarians, credentialed technicians, practice team members, along with vet and tech school students.

Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to discuss:

  • give examples of the dynamics of the struggle of sustainability in the veterinary profession
  • develop a space that allows the individual to find permission to begin their journey to a sustainable career in veterinary medicine
  • outline the core concepts of well-being and explain why one solution is not the answer
  • explain the concept of how this journey is individualized on a personal basis
  • utilize verbiage regarding sharing their emotions and feelings in the space of well-being
  • discuss providing a road map to move from Name, Blame, Judge and towards Recognize, Embrace, Connect


Open Enrollment with Immediate Access and Individual Time Limits

This is an open enrollment course. Participants may enroll at any time. Upon submission of enrollment the participant is immediately added to the course. The course welcome email provides login and other important information.

This is an asynchronous course, meaning it does not contain real time components. Participants do not need to be logged into the course at specific times to attend lectures or view presentations.

Participants do not need to complete the course in one sitting. However, students who do not access the course within 30 days of last access will be processed as incomplete. Any activity within the course will reset to the full 30 days time allotment.

Participants who are unable to complete a course may re-enroll at their convenience providing the course is still available.


Completion Requirements

The completion requirements for this course are:

  • complete the examination with a score of 80% or better - multiple attempts are permitted
  • submit the course survey

Upon submission of the final completion requirement, the participant will automatically be marked as completed and the course completion email will be sent out. The participant will have immediate access to the certificate.


Participant Feedback

...I enjoyed this CE immensely as I was able to connect personally with many examples (obstacle course runner, barista, and of course Frenchie lover) used in this discussion.

...Narration was superb, believable, and personal in nature by Dr. Pope.

...Excellent content and speaker. I found this topic relevant and interesting.

...Mindful responses to compassion fatigue.

...Really beneficial, gave tips on how to deal with my emotions and anxiety in practice.

...It opened my eyes to a lot of ways a veterinary practice can bring someone stress without even realizing. This course gives me motivation to be the best person I can be inside and outside of the workplace.

...This was the best webinar that I have seen in a while. Very relevant and very helpful. I am excited to read the book and work on this more to help me be more satisfied and happy.

...It was interesting to see that the feelings or types of personalities are “normal” or common in this industry.

...Very well done,easy to relate to.

...principals in seminar pertain to life as well as career.

...The tools for dealing with compassion fatigue and burnout.

...It helped me realize how to be a better team mate and how to help others when they are not having a good day or if I do not have a good day.



Price: FREE