MVMA Wellness Retreat at Sebasco Harbor Resort

Rest, Rejuvenate, and Reflect
October 1-3, 2021
6 RACE-approved CEUs
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Join the MVMA for our first ever veterinarian wellness retreat! We will be at the beautiful Sebasco Harbor Resort, a family and pet friendly resort in Phippsburg. Attendees are encouraged to bring their partners and families. Dr. Heidi Hulon from Elanco will facilitate the event in a variety of workshops. In addition to workshops, there will be yoga, group meals, and opportunities to enjoy the resort. The resort offers activities, including golf, swimming, trails, and more activities to keep partners or kids occupied during the workshops.

Workshops will be designed to engage members and create meaningful conversations around a variety of topics related to wellness, compassion fatigue, and resiliency. We hope that participants will leave feeling rejuvinated and also with tools that they can bring back to their clinics or hospitals to help navigate this challenging period.

About Sebasco Harbor Resort

Sebasco Harbor Resort is a step back in time, to a leisurely pace far from the hectic day-to-day hassles of everyday life. Spend the day on the water or the golf course. Then catch a magnificent sunset as the sun disappears into the ocean. A variety of rooms are available. Room rates start at $250. Please use the MVMA discount code (in your confirmation email) when you register.

Registration fee

Registration is $150. Fee includes dinner Friday night, all meals Saturday, and breakfast Sunday. It also includes yoga and workshop. The hotel needs to be booked separately.

Family members or guests are welcome to come to dinner Friday and Saturday night, and we ask participants to pay and additional fee of $60 for each dinner. Family members are also invited to attend breakfast Saturday or Sunday at no additional cost. Please let Katherine know if you will be bringing guests to any meals.

Tentative Schedule

Friday, October 1pm

6:00pm - Welcome Dinner

Saturday, October 2nd

7:00-7:45 - Morning yoga
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast
  • SOS – Saving Ourselves So We Can Save Others (Empathetic Exhaustion)
  • PERMAnent Well-Being
12:00-2:00pm Lunch/break
2:00 - 5:00pm
  • BEREAVEMENT – Saying a Good-Bye
  • Brain Biology 911

5:00pm - Happy hour followed by lobster bake (sponsored by Elanco)

Sunday, October 3rd

7:00-7:45 - Morning yoga
8:00-9:00am - Breakfast

  • RESILIENCY – Thriving Beyond Surviving
  • INVIRONMEANT - Creating a Resilient Veterinary Team

Note: Workshop topics have not been confirmed and may change, above is an example of what will be offered.

Thank you to Elanco, Purina, and IDEXX for their generous sponsorship!

Register now!