Dr. Carolyn “Carrie” La Jeunesse is a healer and teacher advancing health and well being for people and animals around the world. As owner of LaJeune Consulting, she brings together and collaborates with people of diverse backgrounds and interests,contributing her expertise in the biomedical sciences, thanatology (death/dying/bereavement), traumatic stress, spirituality and culture, communications, ethics, and crisis and risk management. Currently based in the Pacific Northwest, her work as a corporate consultant, policy advisor, coach, counselor, and leader in non-profit organizations has taken her across North American, and to Africa, Europe, Southeast Asia, and Central America.
Carrie is grateful for the learning and development provided through prior leadership opportunities, especially as a president of the Washington State Veterinary Medical Association, program manager for Veterinarians Without Borders U.S., director on the board of the Northwest Association for Biomedical Research, strategic advisor for Veterinarians International, and as a AAAS Science & Technology Policy Fellow in the U.S. Congress. A leader on global health and international development programs, partnerships and policy, she sits on the Council of Advisors for the One Health Commission and serves as an pro-bono advisor and strategist for policymakers and leaders in non-profit organizations.
Carrie received her BS in Zoology and her DVM from the University of California, Davis. She practiced primarily small companion animal emergency and critical care medicine for 30 years. She also holds certificates in Thanatology through the Association for Death Education and Counseling, Compassion Fatigue Education through the Green Cross Academy of Traumatology, and Global Health Strategies for Security through the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences. She is also a commissioned spiritual director.
Follow this link to view Dr. LaJeunesse’s lecture for the AVMA entitled “Staying Afloat: Professional Stress and Well-Being.”
If you’d like to thank Dr. LaJeunesse for her generous time and advice, please consider making a donation to her favorite charity, The Coffee Oasis.
To learn more about Dr. LaJeunesse and to contact her directly, visit her website at https://lajeuneconsulting.com/
Follow this link to watch the video interview on YouTube.
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