Continuing Education

Transforming Stress, Building Resilience               $45.00 per person

      ~ Jeannine Moga, MSW, LCSW                        

Chronic stress -- and its impact on practitioner and team well-being -- is a hot topic in veterinary
medicine. The perennial challenge, though, is to translate what we know about chronic stress into tangible tools to reduce it – or at least minimize its’ negative effects. Recent research in neuropsychology highlights the cognitive, emotional, and social factors that enable workers to transform overwhelm, fear, and exhaustion into focus, confidence, and strength. In this workshop, we will integrate this research with the latest data on veterinary well-being to enable attendees to create personalized plans for building stress resilience, both at work and at home. Because well-being is also a management responsibility, organizational strategies for supporting individual and team well-being will also be presented.​

Jeannine Moga, MSW, LCSW is a veterinary social work clinician and practice consultant with 15 years of experience working in the trenches with veterinary teams and clients. While her clinical practice focuses on grief and loss, mood disorders, and stress-related syndromes in animal care professionals, her teaching involves a wide variety of topics related to human-animal issues in both academic and community settings. Jeannine serves as Chief Happiness Officer for VETgirl, is adjunct faculty at NC State University, and maintains a clinical practice in Southeast Virginia.

Workshop Objectives:

  1. To review the causes and impact of chronic occupational stress on veterinary practitioners;

  2. To explain the neurobiology of chronic stress and stress-related syndromes;

  3. To review evidence-based methods for protecting cognitive, emotional, physical, and spiritual health; and

  4. To introduce pragmatic, real-time tools that practitioners (and practices!) can use to cultivate stress resilience.

  • February 1st         3:30 - 7:00pm

  • 3 Hours of RACE

  • Dinner provided

  • Tickets will be sold at the door for $55.00 per person. 

Fairfax Location:

11230 Waples Mill Rd. Suite 125A

Fairfax, VA 22030

T) 888-438-0788   

F) 703-783-8807


Richmond Location:

New location coming soon!!

T) 888-438-0788   

F) 703-783-8807


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