Tranquility Shot

Tranquility Shot is a series of 1 minute video interviews with NYSVMS members during the COVID -19 pandemic


Mark Will, DVM NYSVMS President


What's really tough for you right now?

Keeping his animal hospital open and everyone safely at work

What do you do to combat burnout?

Good boundaries between work and home
Getting outdoors

Owner, Glove City Animal Hospital
President, New York State Veterinary Medical Society


Amy Attas, VMD


What's really tough for you right now?

Restarting house-calls during Covid-19 was a huge project

What do you do to combat burnout?

Broke it down into manageable chunks - and got it done!

Founder of City Pets
The House Call Vets


Meredith Miller, DVM


What's really tough for you right now?

Concern that everything she does outside the hospital could impact her colleagues at work.

What do you do to combat burnout?

Escapes into a book - even 10 minutes is enough of a break to relieve stresss

Director of Veterinary Quality, NY State
Banfield Pet Hospital


Zay Satchu, DVM


What's really tough for you right now?

9 months of constants stress

What do you do to combat burnout?

Makes a 'problem list' of things going on that cause stress.
Identifies those she cannot control, and accepts them.

Co-founder and Chief Veterinary Officer
BondVet, NY


Roxanne Suarez, DVM


What's really tough for you right now?

The pressure of work from taking on new cases that we don't really have time for

What do you do to combat burnout?

Feels gratitude for everything positive in her life.
Shares her diet and exercise plans with an accountability partner, and makes it more fun to stay healthy

Chief of Staff, Banfield Pet Hospital
Serves on NYSVMS committees for Welfare, Diversity, Leadership Advancement and more...

David Bessler, VMD


What's really tough for you right now?

Having to work at home and away from the team while in quarantine

What do you do to combat burnout?

Connects with the purpose and meaning in veterinary work

CEO and Founder, Veterinary Emergency Group
Westchester Rockland Representative to NYSVMS Executive Board

Amanda Schepis, DVM


What's really tough for you right now?

High volume of patients, and long days
 

What do you do to combat burnout?

Leaves work at work, reconnects with family and looks forward to a brighter future


Pine Woods Animal Hospital, North Tonawanda, NY
Chair of Committee for Leadership Advancement, NYSVMS

Katherine Quesenberry, DVM, MPH, DABVP (Avian)


What's really tough for you right now?

Balancing what we are providing as veterinary care with the needs of the public all under the COVID umbrella.
 

What do you do to combat burnout?

In the video Dr. Quesenberry talks about how exercise and connecting with those important to her are important ways to balance her life.


Head of Avian & Exotics; Chief Medical Officer
Animal Medical Center, New York NY
Executive Board Member - Veterinary Medical Association of New York City