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Recognizing and Managing Compassion Fatigue

Veterinary professionals, like most caregivers, tend to be naturally compassionate people, but sometimes caring too much can hurt. It’s hard to remain emotionally unaffected by the trauma your patients (and their owners) are experiencing.

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Take 5 for Yourself

By engaging in five simple, but important, activities daily, we can improve our personal wellbeing—all of which an increasing body of evidence indicates will enhance our overall satisfaction and happiness, reduce stress and anxiety, and promote positive mental health.

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The Healthy Mind

According to the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, there is a growing body of evidence showing that veterinary students and practitioners experience high levels of stress, anxiety, and depression—and that these factors impact productivity, career longevity, and enjoyment in practice.

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