4 Weeks
Credential Awarded

About the Program

There is a growing understanding and appreciation of the nuanced stressors impacting the well-being of animal-care providers, particularly those in veterinary and shelter medicine. In this practical microcredential, you will learn how to implement concrete tools into your daily practice that will improve your stress response, which in turn will elevate your overall well-being. Competency will be built in areas that can elicit immediate benefits including establishing boundaries, enhancing self-regulation and self-management, improving reframing as well as health promotion techniques. 

Working professionals and students in animal-care settings (veterinary and shelter medicine) will benefit from participating. This includes staff and students at all levels of practice including veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary assistants, reception and managers. 

This microcredential has been approved by the Ontario Association Of Veterinary Technicians (OAVT) for five Continuing Education credits.


Program Highlights

  • microcredential will begin on May 27, 2021 and run for four weeks
  • sessions will be fully delivered online using both synchronous and asynchronous formats
  • foundational material will be provided at the beginning of the week; tools will be practiced during the week and the synchronous portion of the microcredential will be utilized for deeper processing and application
  • synchronous sessions will take place weekly on Thursdays (week 1 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. and weeks 2 to 4 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.)
  • approved by the OAVT for five Continuing Education credits


Your Career

Veterinary and shelter medicine are rewarding yet demanding professions that require multifaceted approaches to wellness. Prepare for mindset and lifestyle changes that will foster wellness by strengthening your capacity to prevent and manage acute stress.  


What is a microcredential?

A microcredential recognizes your learning for specific skills or competencies and is issued in the form of a digital badge. Data embedded in the badge identifies the institution that issued it, along with the competencies, evidence and criteria that was required to earn it. Earners can display their badges on social media sites, electronic portfolios and resumés.



Veterinary Acute Self-Care


Learner Focused

Improve your emotional, psychological and physical well-being.


Enhance your ability to manage stress and communicate clearly in stressful situations.


Take part in synchronous sessions that are delivered during the evening hours in an online format.


Learn under the guidance of expert faculty from Seneca's School of Community Services who specialize in veterinary wellness.