In Part 2 of our conversation with Dr. Trisha Dowling, we dive into compassion and empathy within veterinary medicine including:

  • How compassion and empathy link to mindfulness
  • The difference between compassion and empathy
  • Why “compassion fatigue” is a misnomer, but empathy fatigue is real
  • Training compassion like a skill
  • Developing a personal mindfulness practice for yourself
  • Dr. Dowling’s impact round!

Thank you to Dr. Dowling for joining us on the show! If you’d like to get in touch with Trish directly you can find her through the WCVM website or directly by e-mail to:

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