The veterinary profession is a rewarding field, but it is definitely not without its dark side.
Category Archives: Opinion
Compassion Fatigue and Veterinary Suicide Part 3: Mental Health Challenges
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.
Compassion Fatigue and Veterinary Suicide Part 2: The James Herriot Effect
‘animals do not care what a veterinarian knows, as long as they know the veterinarian cares.’
Compassion Fatigue and Veterinary Suicide Part 1: A Tragic Reality of the Profession
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”