The Alarming Suicide Rate among Veterinary Professionals

The rising suicide rate among veterinary professionals isn’t an issue we can easily turn our backs on. The CDCP (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) conducted a study which shows that across the USA the suicide rates for veterinarians are higher than the ones regarding the general population. Death records for the past 36 years of more than 11.000 veterinarians …

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Burnout and compassion fatigue in veterinary medicine

Working in veterinary medicine and being part of the everyday struggle veterinary professionals go through is not easy. Every day you face terminally ill patients, owners that have no clue of what is going on with their pet and cannot understand the severity of the situation, every day you deal with ignorant people and animals dying around you with nothing …

Euthanasia – how to deal with it as a veterinary professional

The veterinary profession is one of the toughest, most challenging and demanding professions, both physically and emotionally. Many of our colleagues over the course of their careers suffer from different forms of emotional disturbance such as depression and anxiety. The hard veterinary life starts during the studies with rigorous curriculums and continues on a stressful and work-loaded course of life …

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