Webinar Plus: Building resilience to the challenges and pressures of practice

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About the course

Key Areas

  • Getting the most out of being a veterinarian: How understanding our career identity can help us achieve career satisfaction
  • Building resilience to challenging situations and outcomes that don’t end well
  • Embracing conflict – how to feel positive with challenging interactions
  • Practice culture: What is it and how do we make a good one?


About this course

Can we be taught to become more resilient? Can we support others to do so?

Veterinary practices place huge demands on veterinarians – testing their clinical and professional skills on a daily basis. Dissatisfaction and stress, be it occasional or frequent, can make us all sometimes wonder why we became vets in the first place. Building resilience to deal with the inevitable challenges and pressures of practice may not seem to be a “teachable” skill – but it is!

Why do this course? 
Through this course you will develop a better understanding of our profession, will take time to focus on why you wanted to be a vet in the first place, and enjoy discussing with peers the challenges faced in everyday practice. All of which will help to build support for the difficult days in practice, to mentor colleagues who may be facing similar issues and to regain a love for the profession we were all once so desperate to join. 

Course details
Course format: A mixture of one hour weekly webinars (which can be viewed live and/or as recorded version throughout the course), online activities, videos and tutor-moderated online discussion forums
Course length: Four weeks
CertAVP suitability: Some learning objectives for the A module, Foundations of Veterinary Practice (A-FAVP)

The webinars will run on the following dates from 12.00pm to 2.00pm GMT including a 30 minute registration and familiarisation period prior to the commencement of the lecture.

Webinar dates:
Tuesday 5th June
Tuesday 12th June
Tuesday 19th June
Tuesday 26th June


Liz Armitage-Chan, MA VetMB DipACVA FHEA MRCVS 
Senior Lecturer in Veterinary Education 
The Royal Veterinary College 

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