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 …
Editor’s Note: Life Without Hope
Nearly 20% of the veterinary profession—3 times the U.S. national average—has considered suicide since leaving veterinary school.
The Back Page: Veterinary ViewpointSuicide in the Veterinary ProfessionAn Interview with Dr. Aaron Werbel
The high risk of suicide among veterinarians is a perfect storm of two factors—compassion fatigue and an acquired capability for self-harm—further compounded by the unique professional experiences of veterinarians.