Author: Amy Martin BSc (Hons), RVN, HECVN, DipAVN, Dip Coaching and Mentoring.

Holly House Vets, and Schwartz Rounds facilitator and mentor at Point of Care Foundation

Amy is a qualified veterinary nurse with over 20 years’ experience in clinical veterinary practice, including 15 years in leadership. She has a keen interest in mental health and welfare, and is a wellbeing champion and mental health first aider. Amy has been a Schwartz Rounds facilitator for 4 years and, more recently, a Schwartz Rounds mentor. She was the first veterinary professional to undertake the training; successfully transferring Schwartz Rounds from human healthcare into veterinary practice. Amy currently works as a practice director in a busy multi-site first opinion and referral group and is a qualified coach and mentor.


Veterinary team wellbeing is being increasingly prioritised, especially in light of the extra pressure placed on individuals and teams by the Covid-19 pandemic. There is a myriad of advice and literature available on interventions, but they can be difficult to implement in a busy veterinary practice. Schwartz Rounds are multidisciplinary forums, within which staff can address the emotional aspects of delivering care, to support their wellbeing and foster compassion. Originally developed for human healthcare teams, Schwartz Rounds have now been used for 4 years at a busy UK veterinary practice. This article discusses how implementing Schwartz Rounds alongside other organisational offerings can support the wellbeing of the veterinary practice team.

Keywords: Schwartz Rounds, wellbeing, team

DOI: 10.56496/SCEW9845

To reference this article: How Schwartz Rounds can support the wellbeing of veterinary teams. Martin, A. (2022) VNJ 37 (5) November 2022

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