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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.

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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.

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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.

Creating a Highly Effective Veterinary Team

Creating a highly effective team can change everything about how we practice veterinary medicine and experience fulfillment in our careers. effective team as maximizing profit and providing exceptional patient care. Establishing a place for open communication, practicing and promoting nonjudgment, and providing tools to cultivate wellbeing provide us with a framework to build a great team!

Mindfulness for Veterinarians

In the busyness that surrounds our veterinary practice and our personal lives, where we are constantly on the go and wrapped up in “doing,” mindfulness provides us with a space to consider alternative ways of responding to both internal and external stressors.

Grief: The Secret Among Us?

As veterinarians, we deal with more “client”-related grief than many other professionals. The death of a pet means the loss of a source of love, of a living being to care for, and of contact with a component of our natural world. While the grief suffered by pet owners after a pet dies is recognized …

The Written Word – Spreading Ideas & Changing Lives

As you can see, I have decided to begin my first editorial with the words of another. There’s so much to say, yet so little that comes to the fore when tasked to write something meaningful. This has always been a challenge for me and remains so right now when allowed to document my thoughts …