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 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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Ten Ways That Veterinary Clinics or Schools Can Promote Wellness

I am often asked by technicians and veterinarians, as well as practice managers and owners, how they might incorporate wellness into the veterinary workplace.  Veterinary and technical schools are also becoming increasingly aware of the need for wellness within the curriculum, so that veterinarians and technicians are better able to deal with stress and avoid […]

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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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