Are We Doing Enough to Support Colleagues at Risk for Suicide?
Being able to recognize and respond to indications that someone is thinking of suicide can help avert a death by suicide. Are we doing enough in the veterinary profession to help those most in need — our colleagues?
Poll: Has Compassion Fatigue Ever Made You Consider Leaving the Profession?
Supplied from a Facebook poll by our veterinarian audience, 71% of voters considered leaving the profession due to compassion fatigue. Read more about symptoms of compassion fatigue and tips on overcoming it.
Supporting Emotional and Mental Health in the Veterinary Profession
Mental and emotional health is becoming less taboo in the veterinary world as compassion fatigue, cyberbullying, and more escalate. Banfield is realizing the importance of transparency and assistance.
How to Prevent a Toxic Workplace
A healthy workplace contributes greatly to a veterinary professional’s personal wellbeing and productivity. Read more about how to prevent a toxic workplace.
Can Online Therapy Help Prevent Veterinarian Suicides?
Veterinarians are experiencing troubling, increasing rates of psychological distress, burnout, and suicide. Read how the University of Minnesota is combating the problem by introducing an online therapy program, Learn to Live, to their students.
Study Looks at Veterinarian Attitudes Toward Euthanasia of Pets
Sometimes, pet owners elect to have their animals euthanized because they can’t or won’t pay for treatment. The other side of the coin is when the animal is suffering and treatment is futile but the owners refuse to consider euthanasia. A recent study showed that these issues cause moral distress for veterinarians.
Work-Life Balance for Employees
We value members on the veterinary team who are passionate about their life’s work, but is it possible to create a workplace environment where the staff can devote themselves to their jobs at a very high level, and still have the energy and time to devote to the other, very important part of that equation—their lives outside of work?
The veterinary profession can be quite brutal when it comes to injuries (acute and chronic) and physical stressors in general. Here’s how to prevent them.
Helping a Veterinary Colleague at Risk for Suicide
CDC researchers say that the increased risk of veterinarians in the U.S. to commit suicide is a trend that has spanned more than three decades. How can we help those who are struggling?