Matthew Salaiz is a California native and at an early age he developed the talent for oil painting. His creative mind and artistic talents were cultivated throughout his younger years and along the way he discovered his passion for veterinary medicine. Entering the veterinary field at the age of 14, he since has dedicated his life to the profession and has supported several veterinary practices along the way. Currently he is a practice manager for a corporate based veterinary practice in Northern California.
Throughout his career he has witnessed first hand the emotional toll that the field can bare on those that dedicate their lives to the industry. With that knowledge he joins the 1 Life Connected movement in working to help others find their unique path to sustainability. He does this through his artistic talents and broad knowledge of the challenges within the veterinary profession.
Matthew can attest to the woes of the “sinkers” and truly finds joy in the “filling of his balloons” through art, music and outdoor adventures. He believes that through self compassion and empathy, we can find balance in our lives while embracing our unique personal struggles. He hopes his creative work will aid in the inspiration of mental health awareness and provide healing for all in the profession. His goal in being a part of the movement is to be a medium in working to spread the 1 Life Connected message within the industry.