Reflect and Grow (Tuesday group) 7.5 CPD Points


Successful vets are more than knowledgeable technicians and AVA wants you to be one of them. If you are looking to be more than clinically competent, we have the professional development program for you. Small group learning and peer support with a trained veterinary facilitator. Confidential discussions. Monthly sessions held online so anyone can participate which are suitable for all career stages, clinical or non-clinical roles.

Who should attend

All AVA Members including student members. Practice managers and nurses also welcome

Learning outcome

  • use reflective practice to assist in identifying and improving non-technical skills required for employment
  • address the sources of your occupational stress
  • grow capabilities that support your clinical skills and knowledge (such as emotional intelligence, assertive communication, life balance, resilience,etc)
  • increase capacity to deal with difficult professional encounters  

Further details

  • The AVA Reflect and Grow program consists of five, monthly 1.5hr facilitated sessions online via Zoom. A link will be sent prior to the course commencement.
  • Sessions will be held the last Tuesday of the month (23 Feb, 30 March, 27 April, 25 May, 29 June)
  • Start time of 7.30pm (Australian Eastern time zone).
  • Numbers are strictly limited to ensure the best, confidential learning experience possible. Swapping between groups is not possible once commenced as group stability is important.
  • Each session will be guided by a trained facilitator to ensure success. Your facilitator will be Dr Cathy Warbuton.


Dr Catherine Warburton
Cathy graduated from Murdoch University in 1989 as a veterinarian. She worked as a clinician, trainer and manager in private, university and corporate practices for 25 years, mostly in the pressure cooker environment of Emergency and Critical Care. Cathy’s experiences as a manager, along with her own trials and tribulations around mental health, created a passion for training and empowering people to increase their psychological resources and well-being. Cathy runs a business, Make Headway, which is committed to advancing veterinary mental health and well-being.


“ It’s not just me! These groups could be the answer to the isolation and self-doubt many of us in the profession experience. No matter which stage of your career or how ‘together’ you are, the group provides solidarity, strategies and support to help avoid the wall you didn’t know was coming. 10/10 recommend. ”.
“ This is the perfect platform to explore and develop a new way of thinking and collaborating to help devise strategies to deal with stress, burnout & difficult interactions that are such a large part of our profession. It was a safe space outside of work colleagues with a wealth of personal experiences to draw from. ”.

Reflect and Grow (Tuesday group)

Start: 23 February 2021, 7:30PM
End: 29 June 2021, 9:00PM

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Tara Cashman