Veterinarians living their best lives every day. One step and choice at a time.


We all need help along the way.

  • Normalize the veterinary experience, you are not alone!
  • Help build confidence in yourself and your career.
  • Connect you with a community of other like minded veterinarians to help build and strengthen support networks.
  • Improve mental health & well being by prioritizing you!


Social Media

Follow us on Instagram for a daily dose of inspiration, encouragement, and industry tips and ticks.

Public Speaking

Dr. Bowden gave a TED talk in January of 2020 entitled, “What being a veterinarian really takes.” It has been viewed by nearly half a million people. Since then Dr. Bowden has given talks to student groups, veterinary conferences and companies.


Check out Dr. Bowden’s new book under the “store” tab! She also has had multiple contributions to publications such as VIN, VetShow and other blogs


Looking for a mentor? Dr. Bowden will being starting a group mentoring class in 2021. She is also available for 1:1 mentorship consultations.

Who is Behind it all?

Truenorth.dvm was started by Dr. Melanie Bowden. She is passionate about supporting the veterinary profession, and believes that starts on an individual level. Born and raised in Maine, Melanie became a PNW transplant after attending WSU College of Veterinary Medicine. She recently moved back to Maine. When not working, she and her dog Pip can be found skiing, climbing mountains, boating or practically anything else outdoors.

About Us

Offering career coaching, public speaking and writing service related to personal and professional development & veterinary medicine.

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  • truenorthdvm@gmail.com

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