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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How Veterinary Clinics Can Deal with Negative Online Reviews and Cyberbullying

Many people are familiar with one of the worst cases of cyberbullying to date: when Dr. Shirley Koshi, a veterinarian practicing in New York, committed suicide after weeks of online abuse and picketing outside of her clinic.  The emotional distress that results from cyberbullying or negative online reviews can be immense and affects the morale […]

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Why do veterinarians have such a stigma about mental health?

The shocking statistics about the mental health of veterinarians are widely known: veterinarians are between 2 and 4 times more likely than the general population to have thoughts of or commit suicide.  Likewise, between 1 in 5 and 2 in 3 veterinarians suffer from major depression, which is an established risk factor for suicide.  Yet […]

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Ten tips to help stay well while traveling

Despite making the commitment to slow down, find balance, and travel less in 2017, it seems that I have taken the opposite approach!   During the last few months I have spent more time out of town than in my own apartment in Calgary, with days spent traveling, mostly by plane, to different parts of the […]

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