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Because of their frequent contact with multiple animal species, veterinarians are at risk of contracting zoonotic infections. 1 In 2005, the CDC and the AVMA conducted a survey 2 of veterinarians that included their perceived risk of acquiring

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, including self-regulation and a monopoly over their area of service. 9 Professionals are governed by a code of ethics and practice standards. As a profession governed by a code of ethics and regulated by self-set standards of practice, veterinarians are

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Research into the psychological well-being of veterinarians suggests that they are exposed to several psychologically related occupational hazards such as moral stress, compassion fatigue, and workplace bullying. 1–8 Researchers have also

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burnout in veterinary medicine (a factor likely contributing to high turnover) may be costing the industry between $1 billion and $2 billion annually. AVMA research showed that in 2021 44% of veterinarians had considered leaving the veterinary profession

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A higher-than-expected number of deaths from suicide among veterinarians has been described in multiple studies 1–8 from Australia, Norway, and the United Kingdom. In 1982, investigations of deaths due to any cause for US veterinarians who died

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recovery from man-made and natural disasters. Veterinarians have the unique ability to bridge the fields of human and veterinary medicine and agriculture because of their training and expertise in comparative medicine. The veterinary profession has the

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Veterinarians in multiple countries are estimated to be at higher risk for suicide, compared with the suicide risk for the general population. 1–7 Veterinarians from the United Kingdom and 2 western states in Australia had a risk of death by

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emotional burden of pet owners (ie, caregivers, parents, and clients) when inadequately managed or prevented. Pet owners recognize the importance of nutrition on health and often consider veterinarians to be a trusted source of nutrition information. 7 – 9

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-health approach is endorsed by major health organizations, such as the CDC, WHO, Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, and World Organization for Animal Health. 3 , 4 According to the veterinary oath, veterinarians have an obligation to use

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transmission. Veterinarians are uniquely qualified and broadly trained to help prevent the transmission of zoonotic diseases; these professionals play an important role in promoting public health through recognition and treatment of diseases in companion and

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