How to Save a Life- Compassion Fatigue and Suicide Prevention
Did you know?
Compassion fatigue is a broadly defined concept
that can include emotional, physical, and spiritual
distress in those providing care to another. It is
associated with caregiving where people or animals
are experiencing significant emotional or physical
pain and suffering.
- Compassion Fatigue Awareness Project
Speaker: Allyne Moon, RVT, CCFP
Allyne Moon has been working in veterinary medicine since 1992. She received her LVT license from the State of Alaska in 2003, her Californian RVT license in 2004, is an Expert Witness for the State of California, and is a former VMB Hospital Inspector. As a result of a continued interest in improving the veterinary community, she lectures nationally and locally on a variety of subjects including: veterinary forensics, shelter medicine, radiation safety, suicide prevention, compassion fatigue, and veterinary law. Allyne’s love for animals led her to work for an open-admission municipal animal shelter in Southern California, treating a wide variety of animals and conditions ranging from upper respiratory infections to gunshot wounds and vehicular trauma. She now works as Membership Secretary and Assist Executive director of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association in Cypress, CA. In her “spare time,” Allyne volunteers at veterinary free clinics run by Downtown Dog Rescue (South Central LA) and Amanda Foundation (Watts). She is also heavily involved in veterinary professional organizations, to include having served as the chair of the Para-Professional Chapter of the Southern California Veterinary Medical Association (2009-2015), and currently serving on the SCVMA Wellness Task Force, on the advisory board of Cal Poly Pomona and Stanbridge University’s RVT programs, as secretary of the SCVMA Educational Grant Board, Past President of the California Registered Veterinary Technicians Association, and is the fi