The Importance of Well-Being Coaching for Veterinary Professionals


“Effective health promotion strategies need to be implemented to reduce the risk factors for burnout and compassion fatigue, and should include efforts from the organizational, practice/collegial, and individual levels.”

Lovell, B. L., & Lee, R. T. (2013). Burnout and health promotion in veterinary medicine. The Canadian Veterinary Journal, 54(8), 790.

Why Well-Being Coaching?

Coaching is the evidence-based, collaborative process that elicits your inner motivation and facilitates a change process through visioning, goal setting, and accountability to support lasting behavior changes! Melyssa brings lifestyle medicine into her coaching experiences to help clients create their own pawsitive lifestyle prescriptions for behavior change.

Whether you're looking to build some positive health habits, emotional resilience strategies, improve your relationships, and more - we work as a team to help you clarify and work towards your vision of well-being!

Coaching is NOT therapy!

Therapy involves reflecting on experiences to process life events and emotions, while coaching involves reflecting on experiences to gain information to help the client move forward.

As a coach, I will never tell you what to do! Instead, we work together as a team where I ask questions that will guide you through a process of thought-provoking self discovery. Working together as a team allows you to discover, clarify, and align your actions with your goals and values to design your ideal life!

Benefits of Well-being Coaching

  • Increased self-awareness

  • Increased self-efficacy

  • Acquisition of new knowledge and skills

  • Attainment of personal and professional goals

  • Sustainable behavior change

  • Increased life satisfaction

  • Enhanced sense of meaning and purpose

  • Becoming your best self!

I have been able to reset my mindset and focus on why I love this profession and why it’s important to me. She has also taught me things I wish I had learned 30 years ago about overall wellness. I am excited to learn so much more, and I finally have the resources to do so!


Before working with Melyssa, I didn't have the tools to navigate through my emotions. I have gained more awareness, tools to navigate through different situations, and I feel empowered to prioritize my wellbeing.



I'd love to chat with you!