Improve well-being and resilience in veterinary professionals
Protect against burnout
Facilitate burnout recovery
As a multi-state licensed relief veterinarian with over 17 years of experience working in at least 50 unique general practice, emergency, and shelter clinics, Dr. Cindy Trice finds great satisfaction helping other vets take those hard earned breaks. In 2018, Cindy founded Relief Rover, (reliefrover.com), a community connecting relief vets to jobs, each other, resources, and service providers who can help them grow their businesses. In addition to relief practice, Cindy is a consultant, speaker, serial entrepreneur, and author. She's co-founder of a clothing company called KickIt Pajamas (kickitpajamas.com) that designs pajamas and other accessories for women battling cancer. Following graduation in 2004 from University of California Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, Cindy interned at Florida Veterinary Specialists, (now Blue Pearl Veterinary Partners), in Tampa, FL. In her spare time she loves to volunteer, cook, scheme travel plans, and write rap lyrics for hamsters.
Melyssa Allen received her Masters in Clinical Psychology from the University of Central Florida and holds her board certification as a Lifestyle Medicine Professional. She previously worked as an animal trainer and has seen first hand how dedicated veterinary professionals are in their careers - as well as the toll it often takes on their well-being. Melyssa currently works as a Clinician Well-Being Coach within a large healthcare organization, serves on the Lake Nona Performance Club Medical Advisory Council, and holds a leadership role as Secretary for the Fitness and Medicine member group for the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Taking inspiration from her own dog, Buddy, who is a certified therapy dog through Pet Partners, the Well-Being Buddy mascot was created to serve as a digital coach through the Mind-Body-Thrive Lifestyle online veterinary well-being programs and resources. Using her training in mental health, wellness coaching, and behavior change, Melyssa is passionate about using her skills to help veterinary professionals learn how to overcome burnout and restore well-being.