Dr. Colleen Best graduated from the Ontario (Canada) Veterinary College, then completed an equine internship in ambulatory medicine and surgery before practicing equine ambulatory medicine in Ontario. She later returned to OVC to complete her Ph.D. in interpersonal relationships in equine practice. She is currently a consultant and educator focused on nontechnical competencies, including veterinarian-client communication, veterinary team performance, well-being and resilience. Dr. Best has presented her research in veterinarian-client and collegial communication and veterinarian well-being and resilience at a number of international conferences. She is an executive member of the board of the Ontario Veterinary Medical Association, a certified compassion fatigue professional, and trained in both mental health first aid and suicide intervention.