Helping Each Other: A Look at Depression and Suicide for the Veterinary Team (1750)
Veterinary Technology |  Personal/Professional Development
Friday |  3:00 PM -  3:50 PM
Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center||212B




Melissa Supernor CVT, CFE, VTS (SAIM)
VCA Animal Hospitals

Melissa graduated from Becker College with an AS in Veterinary Technology in 1990, in 2000, she earned her degree in Psychology from Worcester State University. In 1988, she earned her CVT and in 2008, she earned her VTS in Small Animal Internal Medicine. Currently, Melissa is employed as the Hospital Manager at VCA Montgomery Road Animal Hospital and the Regional Technical Education. In 2013, Melissa started her own consultant company – Educational Advocates for the Veterinary Team (EdAVT). Her past work experience includes many different roles from specialty technician, clinical instructor and faculty in veterinary technician and veterinary assisting education, nutrition consultant and lecturer. She has been an active member of many different Veterinary Technician Associations, Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association (MVTA), National Association of Veterinary Technician of America (NAVTA), and The Academy of Internal Medicine for the Veterinary Technician (AIMVT).

Presentation Info

Audience: CE Pathway: Wellness
CE Credit(s): 1.00
CE Level: 2


In this interactive lecture, we will discuss the signs and symptoms of depression, how to recognize it in other team members and how to recognize it within ourselves. We need to help each other through this journey, we all are in this together. Helping and recognizing all these difficulties will help to stop this sad side of the veterinary profession.
This session is part of CE Pathway: Wellness

Learning Objectives

1. Learn what is depression and signs of and how to treat and help each other

2. How to work together to decrease the loss to suicide

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