Now more than ever, veterinarians play a critical role in supporting public health through veterinary medicine and care. The topic of wellness, particularly supporting the well-being of veterinary professionals, has gained momentum and is now being prioritized as foundational to the health and sustainability of the veterinary profession. RUSVM equips students from the first day of their veterinary medicine journey through their careers as alumni with the tools and resources to support a holistic view of health and well-being.
The pandemic is a powerful reminder of the demands, both sudden and foreseeable, that RUSVM faces in preparing the next generation of veterinary professionals who must adapt and change as never before. In the spirit of “Rossie Resilience”, RUSVM’s Spring 2020 Alumni Magazine highlights useful knowledge and tools for well-being and support. It features a variety of articles and resources from veterinary leaders on the important topics of wellness and how the RUSVM alumni community finds work-life balance. The issue also features articles on the interconnectivity of One Health between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment to achieve optimal health outcomes.
“Proudly we can say that this magazine has been a great collaboration with our alumni and partners in the profession. From Banfield to AVMA and our marketing team as well as many others, it has been a success story of working together. We hope this issue can be a complementary resource to those already available,” said Dr. Nathalie Mather-L’Huillier, RUSVM Director of Accreditation and Alumni Relations.