CACVT 2018 Wellness CE

Josh Vaisman & Marianne Mallonee, Founders Flourish Veterinary Consulting

Join CACVT and Josh Vaisman in reviewing strategies for supporting your emotional well-being and developing your work-life “PERMA Plan” for 2019!

Date: Sunday, December 9, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 5:00pm, Registration begins at 9:00am
CACVT Offices
191 Yuma Street
Denver, CO 80223
Josh Vaisman and Marianne Mallonee, CVPM
Founders Flourish Veterinary Consulting


Well-being for Veterinary Technicians in the Hospital and Beyond

Making a career as a veterinary technicianis both deeply rewarding and incredibly challenging.  The outside world thinks it’s puppies and kittens and unicorns and rainbows for us every day – the reality is, it’s difficult work that often exhausts us physically and mentally.  For some that exhaustion may lead to compassion fatigue, burnout, or worse.

This workshop will teach you about the evidence-based science behind thriving in the workplace and beyond.  You’ll learn about the concept of human well-being and why workplaces that foster a culture of employee well-being actually perform better.  At day’s end you’ll leave with actionable, proven strategies for beginning your journey from “survive to thrive” and tangible data to help convince your hospital owner of the value of supporting well-being for the entire team.

Topic Lineup:

  • What exactly is well-being?  Understanding the science of positive psychology
  • What does the research tell us Part 1?  The upsides of well-being – in the hospital AND beyond
  • State of the industry – what does well-being look like in vet med these days
  • What does the research tell us Part 2?  What types of positive interventions actually work
  • Exploring the possibilities – real life examples of positive organizations
  • Let’s build your long term well-being!  Developing your work-life “PERMA Plan” to improve your own well-being

The Conference Registration Fee includes 
6 hours of supportive continuing education, morning
coffee & tea, and lunch from Illegal Pete’s

About Our Speakers

Josh Vaisman

In addition to co-founding Flourish Veterinary Consulting, Josh has over 20 years’ experience in the veterinary industry.  Josh has filled hospital roles such as technician, client care representative, and hospital administrator as well as owned two small animal practices.  Through his work at Flourish, Josh provides leadership, culture development, and well-being consulting and coaching to veterinary professionals and organizations.  Certified in the Foundations of Positive Psychology, Culture-Driven Team Building, and Developing Effective Teams, Josh is currently pursuing a masters degree in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology.

Marianne Mallonee, CVPM

Marianne Mallonee, CVPM is the Co-Founder of Flourish Veterinary Consulting.  She began her adventure in veterinary medicine in 1988 and entered into the management/leadership world in the mid-1990s. Her defining role was owner and leader of Wheat Ridge Animal Hospital, a large specialty, emergency and general practice hospital.  However, after helping navigate the large-scale merger and creation of Ethos Veterinary Health, she found herself in a new reality of having spent all of her energy. Recognizing that a leader can’t lead on empty, she made the toughest decision of her life and stepped away from her position in the company she loved. Since then she’s committed to rejuvenating herself and having a positive impact on others by helping folks in the veterinary field (and beyond) grow, thrive, and flourish.  Marianne has certificates in Change Management, Extended DISC, and Positive Psychology and is certified Equine Gestalt Coaching Method practitioner.

REFUND POLICY: There will be no refunds for this event. Please ensure your availability before registering.
CACVT does not issue refunds due to inclement weather unless CACVT cancels the event.

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Location Navigation Details

CACVT’s 2018 Wellness CE will be held at 191 Yuma St, Denver, CO 80223.

To enter the offices, use the administrative entrance on the east side of the building, off Yuma St., (shown below) and ring the bell.

Workshops are held upstairs in the conference room to the right of the stairs/elevator.