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 Ways to Survive Marathon Veterinary Shifts

We’ve all been there…those shifts scheduled as 10 or 12 hours that turn into 14, 16, or even 18 hour shifts!!  And the worst part is that we’re often scheduled for another shift the next day (or a few hours after we finish)!  These so-called marathon shifts can often leave us feeling physically spent, mentally […]

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The Costly Consequences That Veterinarians Face Being On-Call

It’s one of the biggest reasons that I left my job as an assistant professor at a veterinary school – the time that I was required to spend on-call.  As one of two small animal emergency and critical care faculty members, I spent approximately 26 weeks of the year and almost 50% of my weekends […]

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How to form healthy habits rather than simply setting resolutions in 2017

For many of us, the start of a New Year means setting resolutions for things we would like to change about ourselves in order to live a healthier life.  Typically these relate to stopping “bad” habits such as eating unhealthily, not exercising enough, not getting enough sleep, or smoking.  However, statistics suggest that despite 40% […]

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