Dr. Sarah Montgomery, Ph.D. is the Founder of Peace Within Mindfulness and is a leading advocate for and teacher of Mindfulness for veterinary medicine. Sarah is a Certified Mindfulness Educator who has practiced Mindfulness since 1999.

She is an Education professor with over 20 years of experience in K-12 and higher education, and has published peer-reviewed research and given national presentations on Mindfulness. She has a B.A. in Psychology from Kalamazoo College and a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from Indiana University.

Since founding Peace Within, Sarah has given face-to-face and online professional development workshops on Mindfulness for veterinary professionals. She is excited to be a part of the growing movement to support wellness in the veterinary community.

Our conversation with Dr. Montgomery includes:

  • What is mindfulness?
  • Entry points to mindfulness practices and finding what works for you
  • Why mindfulness in veterinary medicine?
  • How Sarah got into studying and practicing mindfulness
  • Where can busy veterinary professionals find time to fit in a mindfulness practice?
  • What the science is saying about the health benefits of mindfulness
  • Example mindfulness exercises
  • Encouragement for professionals having a hard time getting started
  • Sarah’s Impact Round!

Thank you to Dr. Sarah Montgomery for joining us on the show!

If you’d like to find out more about Dr. Montgomery’s RACE-Approved CE Course on Mindfulness for Veterinary Medicine, check out free and on-demand resources, or inquire about Mindfulness workshops, speaking and consultations facilitated by Sarah, please visit:


You can also connect with Dr. Montgomery through the following mediums:

Instagram: @peacewithinmindfulness

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/peacewithinmindfulness

E-mail: [email protected]

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