CCVMA October 4, 2022 CE Meeting

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Collin College McKinney Campus Conference Center, 2400 Community Ave, McKinney, TX 75071

Registration is closed

The September 6th, 2022 meeting will feature Philip Richmond DVM, CAPP, CCFP, CRT Founder Flourishing Phoenix Veterinary Consultants, LLC.  He will present on "GRATITUDE, OPTIMISM, AND SUBJECTIVE WELLBEING: VET MED’S POSITIVE EMOTION TRANSITION TEAM." This meeting is sponsored by Boehringer Ingelheim Animal Health 


The PERMA theory of wellbeing is the work of Dr. Martin Seligman, one of the cofounders of positive psychology. The P in the acronym stands for positive emotions. Happiness, optimism, and gratitude are included in this category. The induction of positive emotion has a demonstrable, proven benefit to an individual’s overall subjective wellbeing. In the case of practicing clinicians, positive emotion has been shown to induce faster and more accurate diagnoses. Attendees will be instructed on optimism as a learned skill of resiliency——one that has to do with our explanatory style regarding events and the world around us. Gratitude practices and interventions will be covered, with an opportunity to engage.

Learning Objectives:

1. Understand the study of positive psychology and its roots.

2. Learn the PERMA-V theory of wellbeing.

3. Learn what determines happiness/subjective wellbeing.

4. Understand the differences between optimistic and pessimistic thinking styles.

5. Review studies on gratitude’s effects on subjective wellbeing and decision making.

This is an In-Person meeting only. There will not be a virtual option for this meeting. 


Dr. Philip Richmond is a graduate of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine (UFCVM) and practices in New Port Richey, Florida. He serves as the chair of both the Florida Veterinary Medical Association’s Outreach and Professional Wellness and Wellbeing Committees. He is a member of the UFCVM Wellbeing Curriculum Committee and lectures on wellbeing topics. He has also served on the board of directors of the Florida Medical Professionals Group, an organization that supports medical professionals in recovery in the state. Dr. Richmond is a published writer, speaker, and frequent veterinary podcast guest. He is certified in applied positive psychology. He is a Certified Resilience Trainer, Certified Health Coach——Behavioral Change Specialist, Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional, and Certified QPR Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Instructor. He received an FVMA Gold Star Award for service in 2019. Dr. Richmond is married to Dr. Carla Channell, also a veterinarian. They have 2 children, 3 dogs (an Aussie, a Beagle/Dachshund, and a Maltese/ Affenpinscher), a bevy of cats and turtles, a sulcata tortoise, a ball python, and a corn snake. He is a Krav Maga practitioner and enjoys weightlifting and functional training.


$35 for non-members- DVM

$15 for staff

No additional fee for CCVMA annual members

Please RSVP/Register by Friday, September 30th.


Collin College McKinney Campus Conference Center

2400 Community Ave

McKinney, TX 75071

6:30pm Dinner buffet will be catered by Collin College-Italian Feast. There will be a vegetarian option.

7:00pm Meeting presentation

3.0 Hours of C.E.

Collin County Veterinary Medical Association     190 E. Stacy Road, Suite 306-184     Allen, TX 75002 972-656-9008 (voicemail only)

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