University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Mindful Veterinary Practice

Continuing Education Opportunities

For more information about Mindful Veterinary Practice (MVP), please visit the MVP web page (for undergraduate students).

Mindful Veterinary Practice Workshop

CanWest Veterinary Conference 2012
Location: Banff, Alta.
Time and date: 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Sunday, Oct 14, 2012
Instructor: Dr. Trisha Dowling

The Mindful Veterinary Practice workshop is an introductory version of the MVP elective taught at the Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM). Increased mindfulness skills are associated with stress reduction, increased cognitive flexibility and increased ability to focus and sustain attention.

This workshop will guide you through a sampling of the core mindfulness practices; introducing you to the theoretical, philosophical, and scientific basis of each practice while allowing you to experience each practice.

Mindful Veterinary Practice course

Eight-week Mindful Veterinary Practice course for veterinarians
Location: Alberta Room, Western College of Veterinary Medicine (WCVM)
Time and dates: 7:00 to 9:30 p.m., Tuesdays, October 2 to November 27, 2012 (no class on Tuesday, Oct. 16).
Instructor: Dr. Trisha Dowling
For more information: Course registration information coming soon!

Promoting Mindful Practice in Medical Education and Practice

Continuing education event, University of Rochester Medical Center
Location: Chapin Mill Retreat Center, Batavia, NY
Dates: October 31 to November 3, 2012
For more information, visit the conference web site

Mindfulness-based Stress Reduction in Mind-Body Medicine

Seven-day residential training, Mind-Body Medicine Retreat, Omega Institute

Taught by Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD and Saki Santorelli, EdD, MA, this seven-day program is an opportunity for health-care professionals to train intensively in mindfulness meditation as it is taught at the Stress Reduction Program.

For more information, visit the program web site.

Winter 2013

Location: Mt. Madonna, Watsonville, Calif.
Feb. 24 to Mar. 3, 2013

Spring 2013

Location: Omega Institute, Rhinebeck, NY
May 31 to June 7, 2013