Panel Discussion – Stress Management & Burnout Prevention in the Emergency Room

Small Animals

Panel Discussion
Date: Thu 15th Dec 2022
Venue: Live Online Panel Discussion & On-Demand
Contact Hours: 3 Hours
Course Language: English
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Early Booking Deadline: Wednesday 1st January 2020
Registration Deadline: Friday 31st December 2027

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Panel Discussion - Stress Management & Burnout Prevention in the Emergency Room


15 December 1PM - 4PM EST (New York)
  6PM - 9PM GMT (London)
  7PM - 10PM CET (Paris)
16 December 3AM - 6AM AEST (Sydney)


Panelists:         Kris Gommeren   DVM, MSc, PhD, DECVIM, DECVECC -  Liège University, Belgium
                               Marie Holowaychuk   DVM, DACVECC, CYT - Reviving Vet Med, Canada                          
                               Dan Lewis   VetMB, MA, CertVA, DACVECC, DECVECC, MRCVS - IVC Evidensia, UK

Moderator:     Jennifer Devey  DVM, DACVECC - ConsultantCanada



A panel of internationally recognized emergency and critical care specialists will discuss some of the situations that create both the excitement but also the stress of emergency medicine. Everyone in emergency medicine encounters stress every day. No one has the perfect solution for dealing with this, but this group of doctors has made a career of working in this field – and enjoying it!

The panel hopes to provide insight into what makes it possible to deal with daily life in the face of sometimes endless crises, to ensure the day in the clinic is enjoyed not feared, and to try and ensure, over the long term, that the number of days one has a feeling of “overwhelmosis” are far outnumbered by the days one feels enthusiastic about this chosen career path. Based on the panellists’ experience in working across two continents, as well as a combined over 99 years (!) of experience, we hope to be able to provide a wide variety of ideas and options that will help everyone at the end of the day to say, “I wouldn’t switch this for the world”.   

* Participants are encouraged to send in questions to prior to the panel discussion. There will also be the opportunity to raise questions during the discussion.


Panel Discussion Registration Process:     Once you have registered and upon payment, you will receive an invitation to the live panel discussion in due course. The panel discussion will be recorded and after the session has taken place, you will receive the link to access the on-demand recording for a period of 8 weeks. The course fee includes a certificate of attendance, that will be issued once the webinar series / webinar has ended and your attendance has been confirmed.

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    Kris Gommeren
    DVM, MSc, PhD, Dipl.ECVIM, Dipl.ECVECC


    European Specialist in Veterinary Internal Medicine & European Specialist in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care
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    Kris Gommeren graduated in 2002 at Ghent University, where he performed an internship and a residency in internal medicine. He became a diplomate in internal medicine in 2009, and briefly worked in a private referral practice, before moving to Liège University, where he is in charge of the ECC-service. Kris is past-president of the European Society of Emergency and Critical Care (EVECCS). He obtained his PhD on the effects of systemic inflammation on the cardiovascular system. In 2017 he became Diplomate in Emergency and Critical Care. He also works on a consultancy basis for Evidensia, in order to develop facilities and train personnel. His main fields of interest are point of care ultrasound, the cardiovascular system, fluid therapy and the assessment of volume status.

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    Marie Holowaychuk


    American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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    Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a specialist in small animal emergency and critical care living in Calgary. She travels worldwide to work as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004.

    She then completed a year-long rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University, followed by a 3-year small animal emergency and critical care residency at North Carolina State University. After becoming board certified in 2008, she accepted a faculty position at the Ontario Veterinary College, where she was Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine until 2013.

    Dr. Holowaychuk has a vested interest in the health and wellness of veterinary professionals after witnessing colleagues and friends leave the profession due to compassion fatigue or burnout.

    Marie is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and has completed several wellness-related training courses including Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction for Professionals, Mental Health First Aid, and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training. She facilitates Veterinary Wellness Workshops and Retreats for veterinary teams across Canada and the USA. When she is not working, Marie enjoys practicing yoga, running, rollerblading, biking, and hiking in the beautiful Rocky Mountains.

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    Daniel Lewis
    VetMB, MA, CertVA, Dipl.ACVECC, Dipl.ECVECC ,MRCVS

    United Kingdom

    American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency & Critical Care, European Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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    Following graduation in 1995 from The University of Cambridge, Dan worked in mixed practice for five years, where he gained the RCVS Certificate in Veterinary Anaesthesia. In 2000, he moved to Petmedics, a large hospital-based emergency clinic in Manchester, where he remained for eight years.

    In 2008 Dan embarked upon a residency at The Royal Veterinary College, obtaining his Diploma in Emergency & Critical Care in 2011. Following this, Dan spent a period in charge of the ICU at Bristol vet school before returning to Petmedics. Dan joined the Vets Now 24/7 Emergency and Specialty Hospital, Glasgow in January 2015 as part of our existing ECC team and has since been promoted to National ECC Lead.

    Dan is interested in all aspects of critical care, but particularly in septic patients and poorly cats.

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    Jennifer Devey
    DVM, Dipl.ACVECC


    American Specialist in Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
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    Jennifer is a graduate of the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph.  She completed an internship and an emergency and critical care residency at the Animal Emergency Center in Milwaukee, Wisconsin and became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care in 1996. She completed a surgical residency in 2004 studying at several private practices in the USA. Jennifer has been director of emergency and intensive care services at a number of large private referral practices in Canada and the United States. She is currently working as an independent consultant and emergency and critical care specialist. She has published over 50 articles and book chapters, is actively involved in research, and is a member of seven professional veterinary organizations around the world. She is a recipient of the Ira M Zaslow Distinguished Service Award, the highest award the VECCS awards, given to an individual demonstrating extraordinary commitment and exceptional contribution to both the specialty of emergency and critical care and to the VECCS. Jennifer enjoys teaching and is actively involved in training residents as well as lecturing and teaching workshops to nurses and doctors.

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