Dr. Taylor Miller is a small animal relief veterinarian and a Professional Counselor Associate in the state of Oregon. Her interest in mental health began during vet school and culminated in the pursuit of a Masters in Mental Health Counseling during her years in general practice. After nine years exclusively in the veterinary world, she restructured her time to build a private counseling practice, Thoughtful Life Counseling.
In her counseling role, she provides individual counseling for veterinary professionals and grief counseling for the pet owners of Oregon. To further her passion for veterinary mental health, Taylor serves on the Board of Directors of Not One More Vet (NOMV), as the co-chair of their education committee, and as project lead to establish NOMV Student Chapters in veterinary educational institutions.
Traveling and participating in continuing education events is one of the best aspects of Taylor’s career as she has the privilege to share information while gathering insight from colleagues across the globe. While at home she continues her educational efforts by sporadically producing a podcast titled Veterinary Mental Health. It is her sincere hope that education in wellness topics and normalizing the conversation around mental health will allow veterinary professionals to manage the challenges of their demanding careers and preserve the joy and passion that drew them into the field.
Outside of her professional world, Taylor buys science kits ‘for the kids’, attempts to garden, and passionately commits to a new craft roughly once every six months. She lives with her husband and young twins in the hidden treasure that is Wallowa County.