Workplace Wellness

For veterinary team members that want to manage stress and work in a cohesive, supportive, and healthy workplace, this workshop provides the information and tools needed to:

  • Communicate effectively in the workplace
  • Understand the Myers-Briggs personality types and how they contribute to the workplace dynamic
  • Manage conflict in the workplace based on personality types
  • Handle conflict with co-workers and clients
  • Know what creates a toxic work environment
  • Recognize how to avoid or resolve toxic personalities
  • Foster resilience and longevity in the veterinary workplace
  • Ensure well-being and happiness within the work environment

This workshop is facilitated by Marie Holowaychuk, DVM, DACVECC and Jolene Watson, RVT who combined have been lecturing for more than 20 years!  They provide a unique veterinarian-technician perspective on workplace wellness using practical examples and small group discussion.  Attendees will come away from this 6-hour workshop feeling invested in wellness, ready to tackle toxic team members, and focused on fostering wellbeing in the workplace.

Lecture topics include:

  • Effective veterinary teams
  • Understanding co-worker styles
  • Managing team conflict
  • Toxic team environments
  • Fostering workplace wellness

Marie and Jolene are scheduling Workplace Wellness Workshops in 2018-2019.


“This workshop provided a lot of very helpful information that will help strengthen our team!”

— Marnie Peacock, RAHT, Office Manager

“The workshop was well planned from both speakers. There were issues regarding wellness that I had not even considered.”

— Joanne Heaver, DVM

“I valued learning how to get feedback from staff and understanding what they value in the workplace and their stressors; the workshop was very good and informative.”

— Dawn Volk, RVT