Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a veterinary specialist in small animal emergency & critical care medicine and an advocate for wellness in the veterinary profession

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Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is an enthusiastic speaker, dedicated locum, skilled consultant, and accomplished researcher, as well as a champion for wellness among veterinary care providers.

She graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004 and then did a rotating internship in small animal medicine & surgery at Washington State University. After that, she completed a 3-year residency in small animal emergency & critical care at the renowned North Carolina State University.

After becoming board certified in 2008, Dr. Holowaychuk was Assistant Professor of Small Animal Emergency and Critical Care at the Ontario Veterinary College in Guelph, Ontario until returning home to Alberta in 2013. Since then, she has become a certified yoga instructor and avid proponent of wellness in the veterinary profession.

Dr. Holowaychuk is passionate about sharing her knowledge and expertise about caring for critically ill small animals. She also promotes well-being and self-care among veterinary professionals by offering veterinary wellness workshops & retreats.


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Five Tips to Help Veterinary Care Providers Achieve Work-Life Balance

I know what you’re thinking right now…work-life balance?  C’mon!! It doesn’t exist!  Well…I’m here to tell you that there are ways to achieve balance between veterinary work and all that remains in life outside of it!  As veterinary care providers, we spend so much time at work, whether it’s in a clinic or hospital, in […]

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Burnout vs Compassion Fatigue – What’s the Difference?

Veterinary medicine attracts people with a drive to help others, as well as high levels of compassion, a deep awareness of suffering of another, coupled with a wish to relieve that suffering.  While this trait enables veterinary care providers to experience compassion satisfaction that is a joy or sense of achievement in helping others and […]

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How to Get a Good Night’s Sleep: The Top 10 Dos and Don’ts

At least 1 in 3 people suffer from insomnia, which is defined as difficulty falling asleep (taking more than 30 minutes), awakening during the night with difficulty falling back to sleep, or waking early in the morning.  Insomnia is most commonly caused by tension and worry, but persistent sleep problems can be secondary to medical […]

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