Veterinary Wellness and Professional Resiliency Coaching

Veterinary and pet care professionals are in the unique position of caring for both the animals and their humans. While rewarding, the role can lend itself to particular stressors. These stressors, along with any other challenges encountered in the work environment, can impact their overall health and wellness. 


Work smart, live well

Stress. Burnout. Compassion fatigue. Suicide!

We’ve been hearing about these issues impacting the veterinary profession for way too long. Keeping with our mission to supporting Colleagues and helping them “work smart, live well,” we have created a unique opportunity. VetVine is offering a Wellness and Resiliency Coaching Program that will provide participants with support, resources, coping strategies, and skills for implementing meaningful change in their lives. All in the spirit of helping them manifest wellbeing and ensuring that they thrive, not just survive, in their career! 

Who is this for?

This Program is for any veterinary or pet care professional working in a demanding position or stressful environment. Also consider the following questions:

- Do you find yourself cutting corners, avoiding interactions, or feeling distracted? 

- Are you energetic? Do you bring enthusiasm to your work, or do you find yourself feeling tired most or all of the time? 

- Do you feel connected and empathic in your interactions with co-workers and clients, or do you find yourself feeling emotionally drained or numb? 

- Ever feel like you are just “going through the motions” - functioning in auto-pilot mode - to get through your day? 

- Have you ever given thought to calling it quits? Or leaving the profession all together?

If you answered “yes” to any one of those questions, then you are somewhere on the compassion fatigue trajectory. The good news is that if you are on that trajectory, compassion fatigue is very responsive to change and our goal is help you move from a state of compassion fatigue (or bordering on it) to one of resilience. 

Choosing to address compassion fatigue could be the single most important action step you take in your professional career!


What will I get out of the program? 

While this is not mental health counseling, the goal of this program is to help you achieve a holistically, healthier self, and to empower and reconnect you with your purpose.

The tools, techniques, and skills discussed in your Coaching sessions are designed to support you both personally and professionally. You stand to reap the benefits of this Program in all facets of your life.

Participants of this Coaching Program will:

  • Develop a better understanding of the stressors in their lives and management strategies
  • Develop a stronger sense of self and emotional intelligence – self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationship management
  • Improve connections with others
  • Enhance self-care techniques and coping skills
  • Build resilience
  • Reconnect with their professional purpose
  • Develop an action plan for continued personal and professional growth



How does it work?

You and your Coach will work collaboratively in a positive, supportive, and non-judgmental environment. You will meet online in a safe and secure space where you can explore and address issues impacting your wellness. In a goal-oriented fashion, you and your Coach will work to develop a plan that best supports you in coping with stressors and in performing at your optimal level. 

This Coaching Program:

  • Is headed up by our Lead Coach - Angie Arora, MSW, RSW - a Certified Compassion Fatigue Specialist and an experienced veterinary social work professional
  • Includes 6 scheduled sessions (60 to 90 mins each)
  • Is conducted via Zoom
  • You will complete a series of online, validated survey instruments and assessments in advance of your first session. Your confidential responses will provide a basis for the tools and change process plan that will be designed by your Coach.

Throughout your Coaching Program you will be assigned other "to dos" to further support and foster your discovery and change process. Between sessions you'll receive motivational emails and/or text messages to further support, guide, and encourage you!

What Coaching options do you offer?

We offer both One-to-One Coaching for individuals and VETPeers Group Coaching. Both options include access to the same information, tools, and resources provided by your Certified Compassion Resilience Coach. Everyone who participates in our Coaching Program will have ongoing access to an online forum where they can continue to build connections with others in the industry.

  • One-to-One Coaching offers individuals a structured process of self-discovery and self-improvement. You will be guided through the findings of your in-depth assessment and gain personalized and concrete tools to improve your overall wellness - more specifically, your professional and compassion resilience. The six online sessions are tailored around your schedule. Learn More

  • VETPeers Group Coaching is for groups of 4 to 6 individuals. Meeting with professional peers in a group dynamic will foster networking, a sense of fellowship, and community of practice. Sessions will focus on specific topics; Information and tools will be provided to support each Group member’s journey toward personal wellness and professional resiliency. Sessions will be held once a week over a six-week period. Learn More

    We also host Group Coaching for hospital teams. In addition to the benefits to each individual in the Group, organizations who provide this opportunity for their employees will also reap benefits including:

    - Improved productivity and creativity among staff 
    - Improved relationships among team members
    - Improved service delivery to patients and clients
    - Improved employee retention
    - A growing pool of individuals who will help positively shift the practice culture to one where wellness is actively promoted 

Sessions are held on Tuesday or Thursday evenings or weekend mornings.

Have questions about VetVine's Veterinary Wellness and Professional Resiliency Coaching for individuals or Groups? Contact Us