Dr. Marie Holowaychuk is a specialist in small animal emergency and critical care living in Calgary. She travels worldwide to work as a speaker, consultant, and locum. Marie grew up in Edmonton, Alberta and graduated from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine in 2004. She then completed a year-long rotating internship in small animal medicine and surgery at Washington State University, followed by a 3-year small animal emergency and critical care residency at North Carolina State University. After becoming board certified in 2008, she accepted a faculty position at the Ontario Veterinary College, where she was Assistant Professor of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine until 2013.
Dr. Holowaychuk has been primary or co-author of more than 30 manuscripts published in peer-reviewed journals and is an Assistant Editor for the Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care. She has spoken at conferences across Canada and the USA, in addition to various general practitioner and veterinary technician continuing education programs. She helped train ten emergency and critical care residents and mentored interns, graduate students, and veterinary students in clinical research, facilitating their co-authorship on veterinary publications. She is also co-editor of the Manual of Veterinary Transfusion Medicine and Blood Banking
Dr. Holowaychuk has a vested interest in the health and wellness of veterinary professionals after witnessing colleagues and friends leave the profession due to compassion fatigue or burnout.
Dr. Holowaychuk is a certified yoga and meditation teacher and has completed a mindfulness based stress reduction course for professionals. She leads yoga practices for veterinary students in Calgary and facilitates Veterinary Wellness Workshops and Retreats for veterinary care providers. She also has Compassion Fatigue Training from the University of Tennessee School of Social Work, as well as Mental Health First Aid Training from the Mental Health Commission of Canada and Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training from the Centre for Suicide Prevention. Marie writes a bi-weekly blog and monthly newsletter on pertinent issues related to veterinary wellness.
When she is not working, Marie enjoys practicing yoga, rollerblading, hiking, and gardening. For more information, please visit www.criticalcarevet.ca
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