Upcoming TCVMA CE Meeting
|Topic:||NOMV Mental Health Topic|
|Speaker:||Tamara Miller, DVM|
|Bio:||Dr. Taylor Miller is a veterinarian, a Professional Counselor Associate, and a Board Member and volunteer for Not One More Vet (NOMV). Taylor’s interest in mental health began during vet school and culminated in the pursuit of a Masters in Mental Health Counseling during her years as an associate veterinarian in general practice. After nine years exclusively in the veterinary world, she has restructured her time to focus on her mission of improving the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary professionals.|
To that end she opened a private counseling practice, Thoughtful Life Counseling, with the aim of providing mental health counseling for individuals as well as education for the profession at large through her podcast titled Veterinary Mental Health. During this period of transition, she became involved with NOMV as a volunteer on the Student Support and Mentorship Committee and within a short time began speaking in support of their education initiative. This year is has been her very great honor to accept a place on the NOMV Board of Directors.
It is her sincere hope that education in wellness topics and normalizing the conversation around mental health will allow veterinary professionals to manage the challenges of their demanding careers and preserve the joy and passion that drew them into the field.
|Title:||“Do More than Survive, Thrive!”|
|Synopsis:||Survival mode is something we are supposed to activate in an acute crisis. In the veterinary profession we have all lived through one or more crises of varying degrees: a coworker (or two) calling out sick, the phone system going down, a full moon on Friday the 13th, personality clashes, or a personal crisis that makes showing up for work a struggle. These days however, it seems we are all in perpetual survival mode. Unfortunately, the reserves that we call on to manage intermittent crises become depleted then non-existent as time goes by. I discuss what survival mode means from a mental health perspective as well as a practical perspective then describe a methodical way to evaluate, repair, and reinvent self-care and wellbeing despite ongoing pressures and circumstances.|
|Title:||“Anxious in America: Anxiety Management from a Neurobiological Perspective”|
|Synopsis:||Anxiety in America is on the rise, which means either directly or indirectly everyone is affected. Anxiety impacts all areas of life, and can steal joy, confidence, and even the ability to think clearly and rationally. Understanding the neurobiology of anxiety can offer insight into how anxiety develops, worsens, how it impacts cognitive, emotional, and social functioning, and most importantly, what we can do to manage it. This presentation provides an overview of the ‘pathophysiology’ of anxiety, how anxiety shows up in our lives and impacts our wellbeing and our interpersonal interactions, and practical strategies to manage anxiety.|
|Sponsor:||Nestle Purina PetCare|
|Location:||University of North Texas Health Science Center, Room 114 Beyer Hall|
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107
|Time:||Snack Supper at 6:30 Meeting 7:30.|
|CE Credit:||2.5 hours|
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How are we already in the mouth of April. Seems like the first quarter has flown by, but has allowed us to have some wonderful speakers join us. Dr. Blounts presentation on immune mediated disease was very educational and I am so happy she was able to come speak with our group. Another big thanks to our Sponsors for last month: Midwest Veterinary Supply and Nutramax.
For April, we are going to focus on self care. Dr. Miller will be joining us from the Not One More Vet organization to help us do more than survive but thrive, and help us understand anxiety from a neurobiological perspective. We all are looking forward to her presentation and again encourage you to bring any colleagues or staff members that could benefit from her wisdom. Her journey would not be possible without the support from both Purina and AlphaFLo, therefore be sure to extend your gratitude to these groups.
As a reminder the Golf tournament is back in swing this year so dust off the clubs and come enjoy a fun day showing everyone how bad of golfers veterinarians are, as Dr. Duer has said.
Also please reach out to Dr. Wiggins in regards to the academic advisory committee and lets show some love to the TCC veterinary clinical assistant program and open our doors for the mentorship of these students.
Dr. Blake Rochell
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