About 175 people from throughout the veterinary profession and the mental health community gathered in Schaumburg, Illinois April 15-17 for the 2018
Veterinary Wellbeing Summit
, which was convened by the AVMA, the AAVMC and Zoetis. The summit advanced an ongoing effort to focus attention and resources on promoting mental health and wellness in veterinary medicine and in the academic institutions that support it. Presentations, workshops and panel discussions held over the two-and-a-half day
focused on practical tips and strategies concerning how organizations can promote a culture of wellbeing and how individuals must take personal responsibility for their own health and wellness.