Personal Wellbeing

veterinary suicides

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 …

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.

veterinary nurse burnout

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.

Is Suicide Preventable?

In the veterinary community, we must show compassion when talking to colleagues and coworkers who are at risk for suicide.

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?

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?

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