Empowering veterinary professionals to reclaim their health and happiness


Veterinary Well-Being Buddy

Our business and logo are inspired by my sweet senior golden lab mix, Buddy! That is his paw print on my hand in our logo, and we strive to bring Buddy's goofy energy and ability to comfort into our programs and services.

In addition to the fun stuff, we also have the fancy stuff too! We provide comprehensive therapeutic lifestyle solutions to support veterinary professionals with improving well-being, enhancing resilience, and optimizing performance through positive changes in mindset, lifestyle, and behavior.

Our Partners


Meet Your Coach

With a background as an animal trainer, mental health professional, and health & wellness coach, Melyssa works with you through a strengths-based approach to facilitate changes in mindset, lifestyle, and behavior so you can cultivate habits that support your well-being and performance as a veterinary professional.


Services & Programs


Well-being coaching focuses on transforming lifestyle behaviors and thought patterns to support your health, performance, and happiness

Online Products

From digital products to online courses, we provide educational experiences through self-coaching programs and resources


Choose from a diverse range of well-being topics to bring an engaging, interactive workshop to your veterinary teams


Years of Experience


Clinical Training Hours


Presentations Given


Lives Pawsitively Impacted


Positivity | Compassion | Empowerment | Wellness | Humor

Our vision for the Veterinary Well-Being Buddy is to provide resources and experiences that enhance the lives and well-being of veterinary professionals, teams, and organizations. We strive to "buddy" up with the individuals who desire to be positive change makers within veterinary medicine to cultivate an industry that encourages veterinary professionals to prioritize self-care and well-being.


What Our Clients Say

"I have been able to reset my mindset and focus on why I love this profession and why it’s important to me. She has also taught me things I wish I had learned 30 years ago about overall wellness! I have a much more optimistic view about my veterinary career and I have been able to navigate changes successfully with techniques I learned from her."

Dr. Kristine U.

DVM | Coaching Client

"Melyssa is such a fun and engaging speaker! She is extremely positive while acknowledging and understanding the stressors faced by people in the veterinary profession.

If you're looking for a speaker who understands wellness and the veterinary profession, I highly recommend Melyssa!"

Dr. Dani Rabwin

Founder, Ready Vet Go | Workshop Client

"Melyssa's energy is unmatched! It helps keep the presentation interesting!"

"Melyssa has great energy and down to earth, realistic ways to approach wellness. So great!"

"Melyssa was engaging and relatable!"

Conference Participants

PAVING the Path to Wellness | AVTE 2023 Conference