Today’s Veterinary Business Staff
A veterinary practice consolidator is bending over backwards to support its employees’ mental health by launching online yoga classes.
Vet’s Best Friend, which owns practices in seven Northeast states, liked veterinary technician Desiree Roussin’s idea so much that the company is rolling out the program on Wednesday nights.
“Our mission ‘to take care of the people who take care of our pets’ means everything to us, and now more than ever with the aftermath of the pandemic, we’re working with our teams to help combat burnout and exhaustion,” CEO Jeff Wilson said. “So, working with Desiree to bring her passion to life while supporting our teams was a no-brainer.”
Vet’s Best Friend reported that Roussin “turned to yoga years ago as a way to decompress from the demands of the vet world and never looked back.”
“Her passion for the practice led her to complete a 200-hour registered yoga teacher training, and she now instructs weekly classes at her local yoga studio,” the company stated. “Desiree has seen first-hand the positive impact yoga has had on her life and believes her coworkers could greatly benefit from a regular yoga practice.”
The yoga, described as slow flow vinyasa, will be livestreamed on the Vet’s Best Friend Facebook page.
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