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MVMA Fall Staff Seminar

What Happy Veterinary Professionals Know:

Finding Balance, Maximizing Satisfaction, and Transforming Fatigue

with Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LICSW

University of Minnesota

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Seminar Day
8:00 - 9:00 - Registration & Coffee
9:00 - 12:00 - Seminar
12:00 - 1:00 - Lunch
1:00 - 4:30 - Seminar

Seminar Location

Continuing Education & Conference Center
1890 Buford Avenue
Room 135AC
St. Paul, MN 55108

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Seminar Costs

Pre-registration fees
(before November 4, 2011)
On-Site Registration fees (after November 4, 2011)
MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian $175 MVMA Member/Out of State Veterinarian $200
MVMA Life/Inactive Member $110 MVMA Life/Inactive Member $135
Technician/Staff/Other $105 Technician/Staff/Other $120
Student $70 Student $85
MN Non-Member Veterinarians Add $50

Coffee breaks are scheduled midmorning and midafternoon--breaks, proceedings and lunch are included in the price of registration.

6 CE credits are given for this seminar

Cancellation must be done 48 hours prior to the seminar for a refund - a fee of 10% is nonrefundable

Veterinary students will be given the opportunity to register for a $20 fee, if space is available, 5 days prior to the seminar. Students will be informed by broadcast e-mail.

Seminar Abstract

This interactive, day-long workshop will review what we know about how the healthiest, happiest veterinary professionals stay that way - and how the rest of us can boost the practices and habits that create both work-life balance and an enduring sense of personal and professional satisfaction. By bringing together current research, case examples, and a healthy dose of humor, this workshop will review the most common pitfalls in veterinary practice and their antidotes. Participants will take away the real-time tools necessary for:

  • Making Work Reflect Your Values (not the other way around)
  • Building Healthy Working Relationships
  • Re-focusing on Optimal Outcomes
  • Making It Fun (finding 'true play')
  • Letting It Go (finding 'true rest')

Titles and Schedule of Day

8:00 - 9:00 am
Continental Breakfast

9:00 - 10:15 am
The Rewards and Risks of Veterinary Practice: What Does the Research Tell Us?

10:15 - 10:30 am

10:30 - 12:00 noon
Building Resilience in the Face of Conflict and Shifting Expectations

12:00 - 1:00 pm

1:00 - 2:45 pm
Building Balance through Rest, Play and Relationships

2:45 - 3:00 pm

3:00 - 4:30 pm
Creating a Purpose-Based Practice

About the Speaker

Jeannine Moga, MA, MSW, LICSW

Jeannine is a licensed clinical social worker and the founding director of Social Work Services at the University of Minnesota's Veterinary Medical Center, where she provides crisis intervention, end-of-life planning, and grief counseling to clients of the Small and Large Animal hospitals and the Equine Center. She also provides consultation and education to the faculty, staff, and students of the Veterinary Medical Center and the College of Veterinary Medicine, with special attention to working with strong emotions, cultivating empathy, attending to the human-animal bond, and managing stress.

Jeannine has advanced degrees in Sociology (Washington State University) and Social Work (University of Minnesota), and her clinical specialties include complicated bereavement, trauma treatment, and animal-assisted therapy. She delivers training on animals in family systems, pet loss, and compassion fatigue to veterinary professionals, animal welfare organizations, and social services providers across the country.

Please call the MVMA office to register or register onsite at seminar location from 8:00 - 9:00 am, Thursday, November 17.

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