Career and entrepreneurial opportunities for veterinary nurses

One technician’s formula: combining work in a practice plus side gigs equals success

The author took control of her career by offering therapeutic canine massage in the comfort of the pet parent's home through her own practice, Peak Animal Wellness & Massage. / Courtesy of Claire Primo

This has been an incredibly challenging year as many of us attempt to find our footing in our new normal. These challenges have been acutely felt in the veterinary community and have left many veterinary professionals feeling burnt out, overworked, and uninspired. The sad truth is the veterinary field has a high burnout and turnover rate, as well as suicides, even outside of 2020.

Studies consistently show veterinary professionals are at an increased risk of suicide, suicide ideation and depression. Recent data indicates veterinary ...


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