This is a LIVE STREAMED event.
The Fusion of Work, Life, and Leadership in Veterinary Medicine
The term “work-life balance” seems to be everywhere today as we all hope to blend our career and life demands, fuse them, and try to find something called “balance.” As high-achievers, we can often take on leadership roles that lead to fulfillment, stress, or both. How do we manage it all: our career, family, friends, community, and take care of ourselves—much less keep our sanity and find meaning in what we do each day? Achieving sanity requires making choices and accepting that you will find your blend (which is not likely to be perfectly balanced in every way, every day). In this highly interactive session (yes—bring your smartphones and be ready to use them!) we will work on evaluating our priorities so we can find times for our wants and needs, evaluate how we are spending our time, start to accept our limitations, and value our achievements. Once you master these techniques, you will be able to share them with your staff and colleagues - who are very likely struggling with the exact same demands.
Lori Teller, DVM
Dr. Teller is a graduate of Texas A & M University and a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Veterinary Practitioners in Canine and Feline Practice. She has worked at Meyerland Animal Clinic in some capacity since she was 12 years old, and she's been there as a veterinarian ever since graduating from veterinary school. She has special interests in internal medicine cases, particularly those regarding GI diseases and autoimmune problems. She also greatly enjoys cytology as a diagnostic tool for lumps and bumps and working with senior animals to alleviate pain as they age. Dr. Teller has been very involved in the veterinary profession and is a Past-president of both the Harris County and Texas Veterinary Medical Associations and was a recipient of the TVMA's Recent Graduate of the Year Award as well as the President’s Award in 2007 and 2009. She has served on several committees and task forces for the American Veterinary Medical Association, including the Animal Welfare Committee. She currently serves on the AVMA Board of Directors. In addition, she is a Trustee for the TVMA’s VPAC and helps to raise awareness and funds for political causes important to veterinary medicine. Dr. Teller is also the Chair of the Board of Certification for the American Society of Veterinary Journalists and a founding Board member of the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative. She was named one of 14 Veterinarians to Watch in 2014 by Veterinary Practice News, and she has a monthly radio spot on Houston’s public radio station where she highlights the importance of veterinary care for dogs and cats. She serves as a mentor to many veterinary students, recent graduates, and young leaders helping them navigate the complicated world of veterinary medicine and life beyond the boundaries of work.