In May 2021, the PVMA was approached by Stephanie Whitchurch, the owner of Discover Balance Wellness Center
in Vancouver, WA about ways in which she could support the veterinary community. Stephanie had become aware of the mental health challenges and high rate of suicide that exists in the veterinary profession and offered her professional services and facility to provide wellness care to our members, one Sunday a month.
With great gratitude, the PVMA worked with Stephanie to support this program and connect our community to these wellness day offerings. These events are an opportunity for metro area veterinary professionals to receive complimentary wellness services and enjoy a well-deserved day of self-care with colleagues.
A variety of services are available (vary for each date), including acupuncture, mineral bath, float, sauna, reiki, massage, yoga, and more. PVMA Wellness Days are ongoing and hosted one Sunday a month in Vancouver, WA. We currently have dates determined through June 2023!
We welcome additional support of this program. If you are a wellness service provided and would like to get involved, please contact the PVMA office at 503- 228-7387.