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Ep 108: What is Wellbeing with Dr. Danielle Alleman

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In today’s episode of That Vet Life Podcast our new host, Dr. Moriah McCauley interviews Dr. Danielle Alleman, a relief veterinarian, and mental health and wellbeing advocate from Washington, USA.

Danielle graduated as a doctor of veterinary medicine from Cornell University in 2017, and since then, has been on a pathway of wellness alongside being a veterinarian. Dr. Danielle has a successful website and Instagram account, called Empathos Vet where she helps vets early in their career find their place in veterinary medicine. On her website, Danielle offers empowerment and career coaching, online veterinary educational courses, and helpful resources. “I empower veterinarians feeling uncertain, weary, and broken to grow into the confident, dynamic, incredible doctors they are meant to be.” – Dr. Danielle Alleman.

Dr. Danielle also curated Eudaimonia Conference, a free virtual veterinary wellbeing conference for all members of the veterinary profession. 

In the episode, the two veterinarians discuss wellbeing and why it’s so important as a veterinary student and new graduate. Tune in to learn what really is wellbeing, what does it mean for students, and how to advocate it.

Outline of this episode:

  • [1:45] What is wellbeing?
  • [5:25] The different aspects of wellbeing – the wellness wheel
  • [8:36] What is a work-life balance?
  • [10:00] Wellbeing for vet students
  • [15:35] What is burnout?
  • [22:00] How can vet students advocate for their wellbeing?
  • [26:25] How to advocate for wellbeing in a new job?
  • [29:50] Why practice culture and mentorship is important
  • [31:38] The episode wraps up to an end 
  • [32:39] Mo asks Danielle, what is the one bit of advice you would give vet students?

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