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PVMA Health and Wellness Event

When: Sunday, April 30, 2017
Where: McMenamins Kennedy School- Gymnasium
5736 NE 33rd Ave
Portland, Oregon  97211
United States
Contact: Ashley Foley

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A Day of Wellness for Veterinary Professionals


Sponsored by:







McMenamins Kennedy School

Gymnasium and adjacent courtyard


Veterinary professionals experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression – impacting productivity, career longevity, and professional and personal happiness.

With this gathering, we hope to bring together veterinary professionals in our community to develop a common understanding about health and wellness issues within the profession and provide an opportunity for attendees to focus on themselves and learn tools and techniques to implement in their daily lives. By taking better care of ourselves and supporting one another, we hope to improve the health and well-being of our community.


This event is free to attend because of our wonderful sponsors.

All veterinary professionals/team member welcome.  

Panel Presentation and Discussion

Topics: Martyr Complex- identifying and setting boundaries, Work/life balance and the effects on our loved ones, client relations- limiting expectations, mindfulness & self- awareness- understanding stress, self- care & compliance


Dr. Alex Rowell (OSU CVM Wellness Coordinator & Psychologist), Dolores Galindo (OVTAA President and PCC Vet Tech Program), Megan Brashear (VCA NW Veterinary Specialists), Henry Struzik (Columbia River Veterinary Specialists), and Enid Traisman (DoveLewis Pet Loss Support Program)


Yoga by Ashley Brandvold (Yoga Instructor in Training)

There will be two- 30 minute sessions

(We have 20 yoga mats available but you are welcome to bring your own!)


Gardening Center provided by the Portland Nursery

Art Therapy

Guided discussion and breathing exercises with Enid Traisman

Complimentary 15 minute massage by Sarah Doberneck, LMT at Wildwood Bodywork & Massage Arts

Bullet Journaling

Visit with Therapy Dogs

Wall of Inspiration and Gratitude

Resource tool kits (information, samples, coupons, and gift cards for massage!)

Opportunity to connect with community members

And MORE!!!


Breakfast and light lunch will be provided

2 CE credits available


Please register by April 26th!


Space is limited for this event, so please help us by only registering if you are sure you will be able to attend. If your plans change, please contact the PVMA office immediately to ensure someone else is able to attend in your place. Thank you! 


Special thanks to our in-kind donation sponsors!  


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