Supporting Emotional and Mental Health in the Veterinary Profession
Recognizing the signs of mental and emotional health problems in yourself and co-workers, as well learning how to alleviate them, could greatly aid in increased wellbeing and productivity.
Veterinary Suicide Rates Are Higher, Including Veterinary Technicians
Every year in the U.S., more than 45,000 people take their own lives. There are an estimated six or more “suicide survivors” — people who’ve lost someone they care about deeply and are left with their grief and struggle to understand why it happened — for every one of these deaths, according to Harvard Women’s …
Be a Lifeline for Someone at Risk for Suicide
Does your veterinary practice promote resources, hope and recovery for employees who are at risk for suicide? Our poll indicates that we could — and should — be doing more.
Nurture Wellbeing in the Veterinary Workplace
Burnout, compassion fatigue, work-related stress, depression, and suicide are words that we veterinary nurses are unfortunately familiar with. Fostering employee wellbeing has become a focus in the workplace, and, fortunately, various organizations, including NAVTA, have dedicated resources to providing tools and support for veterinary employers and employees.
How to Avoid Burnout in Veterinary Nursing
Burnout prevention in the veterinary profession does not only fall on the shoulders of employers. Veterinary nurses are caregivers, but in addition to helping patients, they need to care for themselves and their colleagues.
Suicide in the Veterinary Profession: Warning Signs and Prevention Tips
Veterinarians in the U.S. are at an increased risk of suicide, a trend that has spanned more than three decades, according to a new CDC study, highlighting the need for veterinary professionals to recognize signs that a colleague may be at risk for suicide and to learn how to help them.
Is Suicide Preventable?
In the veterinary community, we must show compassion when talking to colleagues and coworkers who are at risk for suicide.
Achieving Work-Life Balance in Your Veterinary Career
When you work in the veterinary profession, taking care of yourself is not selfish; it’s a must to maintain emotional and physical health.
Finding Strength in a Time of Loss
All of us in the field know what a blessing it is to do what we do. While there are also hardships, there remains the constant drive to be the best caretakers for those entrusted to our care.
What’s Your Happy Place?
Visiting your “happy place” is a vital tool for dealing with workplace stress, especially in the veterinary field. What is yours?