EPISODE 12 » 06|15|2020

Care for the Caregiver: Wellness Resources for Veterinary Professionals

Though mental illness has traditionally been considered a taboo topic,  the mental health (or lack thereof) of veterinary professionals has become a hot topic in recent years—and even more so as the world slowly emerges from the coronavirus pandemic. Perhaps the best way to de-stigmatize the topic is through open discussion—and a strong community of support.

On this episode, find out what resources are available to OVMA members and other veterinary professionals who are experiencing compassion fatigue, burnout, addiction, or even thoughts of suicide, as we sit down with the wellness director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program.

In part two, the series "Meet the Board" continues with OVMA Secretary, Dr. Eric Gordon.

Episode Guests

Eric Gordon

Eric Gordon


Dr. Gordon is a 1997 graduate of The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine and serves on the OVMA Board of Directors.


Colleen Opremcak

M.D., M.S., FAPA

Dr. Opremcak is wellness director of the Ohio Physicians Health Program and a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.