Dr. Cherie Buisson
A Happy Vet, Helping Hands Pet Hospice
Dr. Cherie Buisson is a Certified Hospice and Palliative Care Veterinarian, writer, and international speaker. She is the owner of Helping Hands Pet Hospice and A Happy Vet in Largo, FL. Her articles have been featured on DrAndyRoark.com. When she's not working, she enjoys quilting, cycling, reading, canoeing, and hanging out with her husband, Derek, and the Quality Control Wieners, Frieda and Schatzie.
Topics #1: Compassion Fatigue/How to Be Happy In Veterinary Medicine
Description: Compassion satisfaction is what all of us are seeking in veterinary medicine. Compassion fatigue and burnout run rampant in our profession. The secret is to show ourselves the same kind of compassion we show our patients. It is possible to be happy and survive in this profession, but we have to learn to put ourselves on our own priority list.
Topics #2: Impostor Syndrome
Description: Do I belong? Am I good enough to be here? Have I fooled everyone into believing I am more than I really am? SPOILER ALERT: the answers are YES, YES, and NO. Some of the most successful professionals in the world doubt themselves and feel unworthy. It's normal, and there are things you can do to stop it.
Topics #3: Hospice and Palliative Care
Description:Hospice veterinarians fill the gap between "there's nothing more we can do" and the death of the patient. We strive to help other veterinarians eliminate this phrase from their vocabulary and realize there's always SOMETHING we can do to alleviate suffering.
Topics #4: Euthanasia
Description: It's difficult for you, your team, your clients, and your patients. Euthanasia doesn't have to be the most dreaded part of practice. Learning how to make it less stressful for everyone is key.
Topics #5: Creating a Culture of Respect
Description: Everyone wants to be respected. In veterinary medicine, that doesn't always happen. Become the driving force for a move toward mutual respect in practice that applies to yourself, your team, and your clients.
Speaker Fees: $3000 per speaking day (up to 6 hours) plus travel expenses. Multiple groups are welcome to share the same speaking day.