Wellness | Rarebreed Veterinary Partners

Whole-life, Full-Service
Employee Wellness

Whole-life,
Full-Service
Employee Wellness

What Does Wellness Mean at Rarebreed?

Emotional
Well-Being

Inclusivity

Racial and
Gender Diversity

Neurodiversity

Physical
Well-Being

Compassionate Patient Care Begins with Healthy Healthcare Teams 

Rarebreed values compassionate pet care. What’s more, we know that when healthcare team members are themselves healthy – physically, emotionally and mentally – exceptional patient and client care follow.  Because we place a premium on our employees’ health, we offer supportive programs to them, including:

Monthly Wellness Forum

Offered to all healthcare team members, here we talk about mental health topics, such as empathy and gratitude. It is a means for us to connect across the network to foster, develop and explore our own well-being.

Letters from Ginny

A health-focused content series for the entire healthcare team, authored by Dr. Ginny Gill, Rarebreed’s Director of Wellness and Sustainability.

Letter #1
Letter #2
Letter #3

LET’S TALK: A RESILIENCY WORKSHOP

This is a monthly support group for all healthcare team members hosted by Dr. Nancy Blum, a psychologist associated with Harvard Medical School.

Click here for her publication

Well-being Coaches and Employee Assistance Programs

Well-being coaches and the Employee Assistance Programs are available through our insurance and to help guide employees on their personalized wellness journey.

A Commitment to Diversity,
Equity and Inclusion

We created a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
Committee, comprising leaders from both the
Rarebreed veterinary practice community and
Rarebreed headquarters. We are putting together
actionable items that can help increase diversity and
inclusiveness in our ranks and in our profession.

I attended the Racial Equity Institute workshop to improve my understanding of personal biases. But there was more: I wanted to know how I could help our leaders see deficiencies, identify gaps, and become frontrunners in this equity space, despite our natural discomfort in such moments. Because at Rarebreed, our mission is to welcome and provide exceptional work experiences for everyone.

Dan Espinal

Co-founder & Chief Executive Officer

THINKING BEYOND TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES

We believe there is an incredible amount of value that people can add to a community or
profession, not only from a racial and gender perspective but also a psychological one. We
appreciate neurodiversity because it affords us the opportunity to think beyond traditional
boundaries in ways that advance our understanding of the world. We respect and
embrace psychological and neurological differences since everyone (yes, we mean
everyone) has a beautiful mind worth celebrating.

WE LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT

“Exercising our bodies regularly improves energy levels, strengthens the immune
system, reduces stress levels and releases endorphins, which improves mental
health,” says Ashley Neihoff, who does double-duty at Rarebreed as both an onboarding specialist AND a certified HIIT instructor! Ashley has been a personal trainer, spin instructor and boot camp teacher for more than a decade. She leads free weekly exercise classes to all Rarebreed employees.

THINKING BEYOND TRADITIONAL BOUNDARIES

We believe there is an incredible amount of value that people can add to a community or
profession, not only from a racial and gender perspective but also a psychological one. We
appreciate neurodiversity because it affords us the opportunity to think beyond traditional
boundaries in ways that advance our understanding of the world. We respect and
embrace psychological and neurological differences since everyone (yes, we mean
everyone) has a beautiful mind worth celebrating.

WE LIKE TO MOVE IT, MOVE IT

“Exercising our bodies regularly improves energy levels, strengthens the immune
system, reduces stress levels and releases endorphins, which improves mental
health,” says Ashley Neihoff, who does double-duty at Rarebreed as both an onboarding specialist
AND a certified HIIT instructor! Ashley has been a personal trainer, spin instructor and boot
camp teacher for more than a decade. She leads free weekly exercise classes to all Rarebreed employees.