Where to start?
It is clear that working in after-hours emergency veterinary care causes …
- Physical and emotional fatigue
- Insidious disconnection from social support systems
- Slow deterioration of habits that are critical to health and wellness
- Stress from caring for critically ill patients and their families can become overwhelming
… these all lead even the most resilient and capable team members to leave or consider leaving the field or even the profession entirely.
There is a lot of information out there however it is hard find information specific to after-hours emergency veterinary care AND share this information to the entire team around Australia so that everyone could benefit.
This lead to the creation of first conference in 2019 called “Next 2019”. In 2019 only 60 team members were able to attend in person. So in 2020 to enable all team members to have access and due to COVID, “Next Level 2020” went virtual. This year, “Thrive 2021” is open to all veterinary professionals around the globe, not just AEA team members. The reason being is that if AEA after-hours emergency team members can benefit from the knowledge, skills and strategies shared over the 3 day conference then it should be available to all.