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Personal Wellness

Veterinary Medicine’s Professional Imperative: Suicide Prevention

Throughout their careers, veterinary professionals commit to helping their patients become healthier and happier, but we all too often forget to focus that same time and attention on our own wellbeing. In honor of National Suicide Prevention Month in September and World Suicide Prevention Day on September 10, I ask my veterinary colleagues to shine …

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Who Cares?

"We lag behind the initiatives taking place in the human medical field, yet our personal crisis is more pressing as a profession."

Empathy is something the veterinary profession needs to place more emphasis on, in schooling and continuing education.

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What Will Make You Happy?

Treating the animal in front of us may be our job, but it is the client who we often answer to. Positive patient outcomes and client satisfaction may not be as interconnected as we'd like.

Treating the animal in front of us may be our job, but it is the client who we often answer to. Patient outcomes and client satisfaction may not always be as parallel as we’d like.

Balancing Act

In a largely female profession, veterinary medicine often sees a struggle between the work-life balance of working mothers. Personal and professional forces can help alleviate that struggle.

In a largely female profession, veterinary medicine often sees a struggle between the work-life balance of working mothers. Personal and professional forces can help alleviate that struggle.

Mixed Emotions

Given that most people consider their pets to be part of the family, it is not surprising that strong emotions are often encountered in the veterinary clinic. These intense emotions can affect the client’s decision-making and require careful handling by the veterinary team.

Given that most people consider their pets to be part of the family, it is not surprising that strong emotions are often encountered in the veterinary clinic. These intense emotions can affect the client’s decision-making and require careful handling by the veterinary team.

The Cost of Caring Too Much?

Veterinarians are in the unique and challenging position of balancing the medical needs of their patients with the financial needs of their clients. The strength of the human-animal bond can lead to emotionally charged conversations between pet owners and veterinarians, especially when finances are limited and decisions about care become life-or-death.

Loneliness, Pets, and the Role of Vets

We know pets can help fight loneliness and social isolation, but what is the role of veterinarians? Read more about the veterinarians’ role in the human-animal bond with both companion animals and service animals.

Focus on Your Wellbeing at VMX 2020!

Personal health and wellbeing for veterinary professionals is one of the NAVC’s top priorities. That is why we are implementing many new wellness initiatives at VMX 2020, the world’s largest, leading veterinary conference. Mark your calendars for January 18-22 in Orlando, Florida where you’ll learn and grow alongside peers who motivate and inspire you.

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