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By: Rachel Lees RVT, KPA CTP, VTS (Behavior) What is Professional Wellness?  I considered this question as I began writing this blog post.  Therefore, I dissected and defined each of the words: Professional:   Being engaged in a specified activity as one's main paid occupation rather than as a pastime. Wellness:  the state of being in good health, especially as an actively pursued goal. The professional part was easy, we are Veterinary Technicians, and animal healthcare is the name of our game.  The wellness part is what was throwing me off. I began to...

By: Rebecca Rose, CVT Today, while gathering with other veterinary professionals for our weekday morning Mindfulness & Gratitude session, I explained I intended to write the NAVTA Blog on Strength in Vulnerability. One of the attendees, Jen, was eager to share her recent story in being present for another person and how it had touched both of their lives. Jen simply asked a co-worker as they were on the way to their cars after their shift, “How are you doing?” Jen sensed she was having a tough day, and even though they were...

by: Sandra Morales Foster LVT, MSEM, DrPH We all strive and want to be healthy. Each of us has an idea of what healthy means to us. Health is relative to age, demographics, family history, environment, social economics, and perception. What was considered healthy in the 1800’s is not what is considered healthy today. I am not as healthy today at the age of 53 as I was at the age of 25, however I am considered healthy as a 53 year old. True physical health is not well represented in...

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