Please join our webinar to learn more about the results of the first of its kind study in the United States to take a comprehensive look at mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary profession. Participants will gain an understanding of the current state of mental health and wellbeing among U.S. veterinarians, what factors both negatively and positively contribute to mental health and wellbeing, as well as the action steps that can be taken at the organizational, practice and individual levels to improve them.
ABOUT THE SPEAKERS
Dr. Elizabeth Strand
Dr. Elizabeth Strand is the Founding Director of Veterinary Social Work (VSW) at the University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine. She is a licensed clinical social worker, experienced family therapist, Grief Recovery Specialist, and a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Teacher. Her professional mission is to encourage the humane treatment of both people and animals and to care for those professionals who care for animals.
Dr. Linda Lord is the Academic and Allied Industry Liaison Lead for Merck Animal Health. In this position, Linda leads strategic initiatives and program development with academic institutions as well as veterinary industry associations. Linda is the project leader for the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study released in January, 2018. Linda currently serves on the board of directors for NAVC’s Veterinary Innovation Council as well as the Ohio Veterinary Medical Association (OVMA). For OVMA, Linda serves as the alternate delegate for the AVMA House of Delegates and was named Veterinarian of the Year for 2016 by the organization.