Dr. Jordan Woodsworth is a general veterinary practitioner, PhD candidate, and part of the Wellness and Preventive Medicine team at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine’s Veterinary Medical Centre.She is a 2008 graduate of the WCVM and joined the staff at the VMC in 2012 to start the Wellness and Service Learning programs.

Jordan’s diverse professional interests include community engagement and social accountability in the veterinary profession, clinical communications, inter-professional work in the area of animal welfare, and elevating the quality and perception of well care for cats and dogs.

Jordan’s work in Northern Saskatchewan is an area of true passion, and she strives to use her role as a veterinary educator to provide opportunities for veterinary learners and practitioners to develop and practice culturally safe approaches to veterinary care. Her personal interests include lake time with her husband, 2 kids and dog, traveling and enjoying nature, and eating and cooking amazing food.

In the 4th and Final Edition of this 4 part mini series, we’re wrapping up with empathy, which includes discussion on:

  • How communication in intimate relationships varies from work relationships
  • Imposter syndrome and heated conversations
  • What is empathy?
  • Do you need to take on someone else’s feelings in order to show empathy?
  • Why empathy is humbling
  • Opportunities to express empathy – how do you do it?
  • Empathic statements
  • Empathy in practice
  • Jordan’s communication challenge!

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– Jonathan Leicht, DVM and Michael Bugg, DVM