Vetoquinol Empowers The Veterinary Industry To Battle Burnout With Three-part Webinar Series
The series will give attendees the chance to reset and recharge, as well as learn new techniques to cope with workplace stress from special guests Professor Matthew Walker and Tim Smale
Today, Vetoquinol UK, the 8th largest veterinary pharmaceutical company in the world, has announced that it will be running a three-part webinar series in collaboration with The Webinar Vet. The series will provide veterinary professionals from all disciplines with three evenings of bespoke sessions, designed to help tackle burnout and give practical tips for overcoming stress.
With the veterinary industry stretched to breaking point due to the pandemic pet ownership boom and staff shortages, looking after mental health has never been more important. Although Vetoquinol recognises that there is more to be done at a training and recruitment scale to solve the crisis, the company wants to give support to those on the frontline – from practice nurses to farm vets – and encourage them to take time out for their own wellbeing.
Titled ‘Battling Burnout with Vetoquinol’, the series will take place on the 16th, 24th, and 30th of November on The Webinar Vet. The first session will consist of a motivational talk from scientist and author of the international bestseller Why We Sleep, Professor Matthew Walker, on why sleep is vital for alleviating stress and tackling burnout. Webinar two will be an introduction to hypnotherapy with Clinical Hypnotist Tim Smale as an alternative way to boost morale and deal with hardships, followed by a taster group hypnosis session. Finally, the third webinar will provide the audience with a guided meditation and Q&A around stress, perspective, and positivity from Will Williams, founder of Beeja Meditation. Webinars one and three will start at 8pm GMT, and webinar two at 7:30pm GMT.
Caitrina Oakes, Managing Director at Vetoquinol UK and NOAH Chair said: “It is heart breaking that vets are three to four times more likely to die by suicide than the general population. The last eighteen months have taken a huge toll on all vets and their teams as their mental health declined but demand for their services only increased. As a veterinary pharmaceutical business, we understand that vets are the backbone of all animal care in the UK, which is why we are proud to be hosting this webinar series and providing support to the community in trying times. It is now time for all key industry players to recognise the strain on veterinary professionals, and to give support to those who selflessly look after the wellbeing of our farm, equine, and companion animals every day.”
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