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"Train your brain" with Katelyn Carney, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM): part 3

Atlantic City

Dr Carney shares tools for improving both personal and team wellness

In this interview with Katelyn Carney, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM), she shares her resource recommendations for improving personal wellness. She also advises on how veterinary clinics can promote better team wellness and the important role well-being plays in helping the clinic thrive.

Carney is currently completing a MA Ed degree with a trauma and resilience in educational environments concentration. Her professional interests include the science of learning, the science of wellbeing, project management, and career development. She is a certified Eight Active Ingredients of Tai Chi instructor under Peter Wayne, PhD, author of The Harvard Medical School Guide to Tai Chi.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Katelyn Carney, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM): So some tools that we can use to improve our personal wellness, this goes back to micro practices in my mind. Even on my good days, I don't necessarily think of myself as an athlete (and sometimes I am right), but the the physical aspects of training is not necessarily where I think of my strengths. And when we think about well-being, leaning into your strengths is really, really important.

So team wellness in the clinic, in the hospital environment, when I think of that these days, what is really coming to mind for me is the idea of nurturing. Cultivating teams with strong psychological safety. So what we mean by that: Is there a culture within your practice, where disruption is welcome? Are they hopefully feeling safe enough to be able to bring hard ideas to their teammates, to their leadership and feel that that's okay.

Make sure to register to see Katelyn Carney, DVM, DACVIM (LAIM) speak on this topic at our Fetch dvm360 conference in Atlantic City this October!

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