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Coping with the emotional workload that comes with being a veterinarian
August 28, 2019Not the drug and supply manufacturers, distributors, or their reps. Not our landlords, government agencies, or lenders. Not the laboratory workers, consultants, or other service providers. Not the pathologists, radiologists, or even most specialists. And definitely not the schools.
Purina offers supplements for dogs experiencing anxious behaviors
May 24, 2019Purina Pro Plan Veterinary Supplements has introduced a new management option for canines that experience anxious behaviors. Calming Care is a probiotic supplement that helps dogs cope with external stressors like separation, unfamiliar visitors or sounds, and changes in routine and location. The supplement also aids in maintaining positive cardiac activity during stressful events, promoting a positive emotional state. According to Jason Gagné, DVM, DACVN, director of veterinary technical communication for Pro Plan Veterinary …
AVMA and industry groups work to fight suicide among veterinarians
December 27, 2018Animal health organizations are partnering to combat suicide among veterinarians in the U.S. According to a study by the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), female veterinarians were 3.5 times as likely to die from suicide as the general population from 1979 through 2015. For male veterinarians, that number was 2.1 times. “Too many of our colleagues have either contemplated, attempted, or died by …
Veterinary gratitude in the age of incivility
November 21, 2018If you’ve been alive to the machinations of our society’s contentious culture wars this season, you might admit to feeling sustained pressure on that part of your brain that normally makes you feel like part of a greater whole. It’s as if we’ve all been barnacles on a boat enduring an extended mooring in murky marina waters, sluicing through liquids increasingly gloomy and often downright filthy, feeling acutely like some of us must be riding an alien hull across an impenetrably gray divide.
Study finds veterinarians are often faced with high moral distress
October 29, 2018A majority of veterinarians experience widespread moral distress when receiving inappropriate requests for euthanasia and in instances of being unable to provide care, according to a new study published in the Journal of Veterinary Internal Medicine.