Experienced speaker and workshop facilitator - tailored to suit YOUR veterinary organizations, clinics, and staff.

Let's face it - sometimes these topics can be SOOOO boring to learn about! That's why I strives to always incorporate an approach of "edutainment" - education along with entertainment - to my speaker sessions and workshops. Whether it's trivia style, punny jokes, or just being a plain ole' goofball, I am passionate about sharing this important information in a way that my attendees walk away from the sessions inspired to engage the knowledge learned into their own lifestyles!

With an understanding of how we tend to know what we should do to take care of ourselves, it can be a struggle to actually do those things! I could try to tell you what to do until I'm blue in the face - but I'm not here to be the "expert," I'm here to be your coach during my sessions. By taking the coach approach, I helping veterinary professionals understand and accept their starting point, invite them to explore what is most meaningful in their lives, brainstorming various strategies and skills to support their well-being and begin designing their unique action plan for success!

Why should you care about your staff understanding how to adopt health promoting habits??

Healthy lifestyles have demonstrated a reciprocal, reinforcing link with positive emotions referred to as the “upward spiral theory of lifestyle change.” This theory explains how positive affect can facilitate long-term adherence to positive health behaviors and have lasting lifestyle changes (Lianov, 2021; Van Cappellen et al., 2019).

Through the creation of positive health habits using lifestyle medicine, veterinary professionals will feel empowered to transform their behaviors, engaged in making positive changes, and encouraged to prioritize their self-care.


Veterinary medicine is a very difficult field to be in. Not only is the job physically tough, but it is also emotionally draining. I realized that my team at my clinic would benefit from a presentation on how to better deal with emotions or how not to let our thoughts get in the way of our success. Melyssa created a phenomenal presentation that the team could really relate to. She made it funny and light, but also did a great job getting the main points across. I would HIGHLY recommend every hospital manager having a presentation like this for their staff. Not only did it help the staff, but it also helped me as a manager.

Thank you so much Melyssa!

- Practice Manager at a Small Animal Hospital

I had the pleasure of sharing Melyssa's considerable expertise in lifestyle medicine with my company's community of veterinarians. She created an engaging, smart, and actionable webinar to help support wellness in the veterinary profession. We received great feedback on the experience and look forward to sharing more of her expertise with our members.

- Cindy Trice, Founder & CEO at Relief Rover

Healthy Vet Program Series

  • VET CARE: Compassionate Care For Yourself

  • VET CALM: Stress Less With Mindfulness

  • VET VITALITY: Mindful, Value-Based Living For Veterinary Professionals

  • VET STRONG: Strength Training Program With A Mental Toughness Curriculum

  • VET SWEAT: Cardio Fitness Program With An Exercise Is Medicine Curriculum

Workshop Topics

Workshops can be customized to suit your needs!


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