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Personal Wellbeing

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Running on Empty

Sleep deprivation shouldn't be worn as a "badge of honor." Taking care of yourself means taking better care of your patients.

There are a few ways to ensure you and your coworkers are getting enough sleep. Nap rooms, adequate lunch breaks, and better hours top the list.

Addressing the Profession’s Mental Health Challenges

Banfield has introduced a first-of-its-kind suicide prevention training designed specifically for veterinary professionals.

Banfield has introduced a first-of-its-kind suicide prevention training designed specifically for veterinary professionals.

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A Suicide Support Resource for Veterinary Workplaces

A guide released by suicide prevention and veterinary medical organizations is designed to help professionals affected by a colleague's death by suicide.

Every September, during there is a grim reminder about the suicide rate in the veterinary profession: Nearly 400 veterinarians died by suicide between 1979 and 2015, according to the CDC. A new free guide is designed to help support veterinary professionals in the aftermath of a colleague’s death by suicide.

The Pursuit of Happiness

As surprising as it might be to those outside the veterinary profession, puppies and kittens just aren't enough to ensure job satisfaction.

Job satisfaction is a combination of recognition, communication, and reconciliation.

Lasting in the Veterinary Profession

Participating in open and honest conversations about compassion fatigue is one of the first steps toward addressing mental health issues in veterinary medicine.

The acronym L.A.S.T. — which stands for Listen, Accept, Seek, and Test — can be a helpful tool to recenter yourself during times of stress and fatigue.

Suicide: Our Professional Crisis

Most in the veterinary community are aware of the high rate of suicide in the profession. Is it still underrecognized? Is it getting better?

As awareness of the mental health crisis in veterinary medicine rises, some veterinarians have taken action to protect their colleagues and develop programs to address the issue of suicide head on.

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Stamp Out Burnout

As we grow older in life and in this profession, we may feel it is acceptable or inevitable to feel mentally, physically, and emotionally exhausted. But these feelings are not shared by every veterinary professional and may be a cause for concern. It may signal burnout caused by the demands of the job.

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