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Why Is the Suicide Rate for Veterinarians So High? #care2

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Personality – Vets are achievers — or, perhaps, over-achievers. They work hard. Many vets do almost nothing but work. Isolation – Veterinarians often have few colleagues to talk with. When they have a bad day, there’s no one to turn to. When they’re not sure about a treatment plan, they have no colleague to bounce ideas off of. Such isolation can be depressing. Sadness – Vets often interact with animal hoarders and people who don’t care enough about their pets. Sometimes, there’s little the vet can do about these situations, which brings on sadness and anger. Stress – People become veterinarians because they want to help animals. Typically, they don’t especially want the worries of running a business — but that’s exactly what a veterinary practice is. Add the stress of dealing with difficult clients and the pressure mounts. Compassion Fatigue – Like many caregivers, vets e...

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