MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network
Erin Bannink

MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network

Erin Bannink

Welcome to MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network

A wellness community for veterinarians centered on Spiritual growth as a path to peace & happiness

About Me

I am a board certified veterinary oncologist living in Michigan who practices integrative oncology with Classical Chinese Medicine. I am a yogi who has extensively studied Meditation, Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy, Positive Psychology, Buddhist Logic and Inner Body Yoga. I am a human being who has been through the challenges, traumas and growths of specialty veterinary medicine training and "spiritual gurus" and (eventually) found deep fulfillment and personal empowerment on the other side of those invaluable life-changing experiences. 

I've built MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network to bring together veterinarians who are seeking to improve their well-being and are interested in/curious about spiritual development to engage in a journey of Self-discovery and Self-mastery based on empowering and time-tested principles from ancient yogic traditions, buddhist mind training techniques, ancient mystery school perspectives and modern psychology research in a supportive community of compassionate peers so that we can develop life-skills for creating greater happiness in our lives, make better decisions for our wellness, experience greater self-acceptance, improve our sense of self-worth and purpose, contribute in positive ways to the health of our profession and, together, create a thriving personal and professional life.



Relating to or affecting the human spirit or soul as opposed to material or physical things.

I'm passionate about the importance of standing in our own power, owning our experiences, and cultivating balance in our mind-body-spirit-emotions as a rewarding path to finding deep healing, well-being, happiness and life satisfaction. 

With consistent mindful effort, dedication to the work of personal transformation, and the right motivation, I believe these goals are possible for everyone. A supportive and accepting community is an important foundation to create a safe place for self-exploration and being accountable to making our wellness a priority. 



to change in character or condition

Together, we can increase the health of the veterinary profession and the people in it, starting without ourselves.

Why You Should Join Us

MettaPets Veterinarian Wellness Network offers Wellness MasterClass Trainings and other "Whole-Self" Wellness Events, by Veterinarians for Veterinarians, in a Veterinarian-exclusive Community.

As veterinarians who are seeking happiness, fulfillment and career satisfaction, together we will reflect on the journey of personal and spiritual growth as it relates to our life and career, share stories about our experience, and support each other in improving our "whole-self" health and balance so that we can master practices, habits and attitudes that are important to our well-being and are nearly impossible to do on our own. 

This network brings together compassionate and respectful veterinarians, like you, who are open to new ways of thinking about the world and are looking for events, masterclasses, and discussions that will improve your ability to engage with the challenges and triumphs of life in a way that creates greater well-being. By acknowledging and exploring the inter-dependence of body-mind-emotional-spiritual health and developing self-mastery around these topics, you will keep your sense of purpose alive, cultivate a fulfilling practice, and bring more joy to your life. 

In a supportive, kind and compassionate community of your peers you will enjoy exclusive masterclasses and events to help you create healthy new habits and explore new perspectives that support a balanced life and improve your emotional, mental, physical and spiritual wellness.

If you are a veterinarian who is interested in creating positive connections with a diverse community of veterinary professionals who embody a variety of  views about life and healing, who is open to new ways of thinking about life and the world, who values the acknowledgement of spiritual and soul development as part of a comprehensive path to "whole-self wellness" and who is dedicated to treating others with unwavering respect, consideration and kindness in order to create a supportive community for healing, improved well-being and thriving by exploring tools such as meditation, mindfulness, yoga, eastern philosophy, buddhist mind-training techniques and mind-body-spirit integration practices, this is your place! I invite you to join us.

Exclusive Wellness MasterClasses

Our first Wellness MasterClass, Metta Meditation, starts on January 24th, 2021. 

Our first Wellness Masterclass will be on Metta Meditation, an ancient loving-kindness practice still relevant in these modern times where stress, overwhelm, perfectionism, self-criticism and social divisiveness are common obstacles to experiencing stability in our happiness and emotional wellbeing.

The Metta Meditation MasterClass is designed to set you up for success in creating transformative results so that you will experience greater wellbeing and develop new healthy daily wellness habits for continued growth even after the course is over.

Get full details on the MasterClass here.

Register for the MasterClass now by logging into your account and going to MasterClasses in the MVWN menu.

A Big Thanks

A big thanks to everyone who is making an effort to create more peace in their own hearts and lives. That peace ripples out to those around you, the work that you do and to the whole world. Your personal responsibility and intelligent effort toward self-mastery helps everyone. Through your example, you make this world a place of greater Kindness, Love, Compassion and Human Thriving. That's a world we all want to live in!

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