Friend and frequent guest of the show Dr. Tannetje Crocker makes her debut as co-host in this week’s edition of the show, which features our incredible guest, Founder and CEO of MentorVet Dr. Addie Reinhard!

Dr. Addie Reinhard is the Founder and CEO of MentorVet, an evidence-based mentorship and professional development program for recent veterinary graduates. She is a veterinary wellbeing researcher, and her research focuses on developing and evaluating innovative interventions to support mental health and wellbeing within the veterinary profession.

Dr. Reinhard is on the research team for the third phase of the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study, a study discussed in detail throughout this episode.

In 2021, Addie completed a master’s degree in Community and Leadership Development and a Graduate Certificate in College Teaching and Learning from the University of Kentucky. She also holds a certificate in Veterinary Human Support from the University of Tennessee, and is a certified QPR instructor.

Topics covered in this conversation include:

  • Where we’re at and where we’re going as a profession
  • Mental health of veterinary professionals
  • The surprising impacts of COVID-19 on the profession
  • Breaking down the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study
  • What is burnout?
  • Taking responsibility for your career satisfaction, mental health and wellbeing
  • How can employers improve mental health and wellbeing?
  • 4 things that predicted good mental health and wellbeing for vets (from the Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study)
  • Setting a positive example for early-career veterinarians
  • The toxicity of gossiping and client-bashing – even worse than you think!
  • Everybody can do one thing…
  • Dr. Reinhard’s Impact Round!

Check out the full Merck Animal Health Veterinary Wellbeing Study here:

Thank you to Dr. Addie Reinhard for joining us on the show! If you’d like to connect with Addie you can do so in the following places:

[email protected]

IG, LinkedIn: @mentorvet

Facebook: @mentorvet1

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