What if I told you that there is an international effort to help dogs to have their own space while also educating their owners and the public?
Mental health is no longer considered the stigma it once was. Help is always a click or a phone call
The veterinary profession is a rewarding field, but it is definitely not without its dark side.
Without proper management and treatment, compassion fatigue can lead to not only thoughts of suicide, but with some like Dr. Sophia Yin, Dr. Shane Cote, and numerous others; suicide was the end result.
‘animals do not care what a veterinarian knows, as long as they know the veterinarian cares.’
Part 1: From the James Herriot Effect to a crisis. Veterinarians and their staff face increasing mental health challenges. I recently came across an article called Not One More Vet – The Tragic Reality of Veterinary Suicide by Dr. Alex Avery. I cried as I listened to his podcast on mental health issues in theContinue reading “Compassion Fatigue and Veterinary Suicide Part 1: A Tragic Reality of the Profession”
Though some believe that Black Dog Syndrome is a myth, others have seen firsthand how long black dogs remain in shelters compared to the lighter colored dogs and honestly believe that this syndrome is real.
Silver Linings Sanctuary There is no doubt that the eyes are the window to the soul, and for animals, it is also their way to connect and communicate in the word around them. It is their own language where they have learned to convey love, sadness, pain, fear, shame, wants and needs. Understanding their eyes,Continue reading “Compassion in Action”
A Fergie’s Friend post “Dogs are not our whole life, but they make our lives whole.” Roger Karas I am a huge animal lover. In fact, there are many days I prefer animals over people, especially lately. An animal’s love is unconditional. Ask anyone who has ever rescued a dog from a shelter, and IContinue reading “Lord Byron”