When discussing veterinary wellbeing, rarely do we address the role that oppression plays.
However, folks studying and working in veterinary medicine cannot separate overt and covert oppression from their professional lives as it can contribute to more nuanced experiences of burnout, secondary traumatic stress, and compassion fatigue. This session will demonstrate the impacts of oppression on professional wellbeing, team dynamics, client/patient care, and the veterinary community while planting seeds for systemic change.
Angie specialize’s in veterinary wellbeing, end-of-life and pet loss support, and equity issues within veterinary and shelter medicine. Angie is deeply committed to supporting veterinary medicine as an allied professional. She has worked directly in veterinary hospitals as a Social Worker and is actively involved with many veterinary organizations and initiatives. As a Professor with Seneca College’s School of Community Services, Angie has developed and taught a micro-credential aimed at improving the stress response for those working within veterinary and shelter medicine.
Angie holds a Master of Social Work from York University. She is certified in Emotional CPR and is a certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist.