Upcoming TCVMA CE Meeting

April
Event: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
Co Sponsor:Alphaflo
Location:University of North Texas Health Science Center, Room 114 Beyer Hall
3500 Camp Bowie Blvd. Fort Worth, TX 76107
Date:April 21
Time:Snack Supper at 6:30 Meeting 7:30.
CE Credit:2.5 hours

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