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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Eight Tips to Help Veterinary Care Providers Build Better Boundaries

Remember the last time you said yes when you wanting to say no, or let someone take advantage of you when you wished you had stood your ground?  We’ve all been there!  Unhealthy boundaries occur when we do not set limits on ourselves and others and they are a common cause of anxiety, fatigue, and […]

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How to Say No to Others (So That You Can Say Yes to Yourself)

As veterinary care providers, we are “helpers” by nature and tend to have difficulty saying no to others.  While this makes us generous and giving of our time and energy, it can also leave us feeling depleted and taken advantage of.  As a means of self-care, it is important that veterinarians and technician learn to […]

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