Mental Health

Clinical Insights

Mindfulness

“Mindfulness” has become a “buzz” word lately and with good reason; however, what we call mindfulness has been around for thousands of years. The practice of mindfulness involves intentionally being fully present in each moment with kindness, nonjudgmentally and without striving for things to be any different than they are. It provides a way to …

Finding Balance: Stress Management

For most veterinary professionals, a day in the trenches may include: multiple heartbreaking euthanasia procedures, an owner who won’t consent to treatment, completing endless SOAPs, long hours with no breaks, losing a patient under anesthesia and having to call the owner, disagreements with coworkers, physical and emotional exhaustion, no work-life balance and financial burdens. The fact is that what we do each day results in some incredible highs and, at times, some crazy lows. The stress our career can sometimes bring upon our daily lives can feel crushing.

Editor’s Note
Grief: The Secret Among Us?

Simon R. Platt , BVM&S, MRCVS, DACVIM (Neurology) & DECVN University of Georgia “Though nothing can bring back the hour of splendour in the grass, of glory in the flower, we will grieve not, rather find strength in what remains behind.” William Wordsworth Intimations of Immortality from Recollections of Early Childhood As veterinarians, we deal …

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