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Introduction Veterinarians work in environments with numerous occupational hazards. 1 – 3 Veterinarians are routinely exposed to anesthetic gases, zoonotic diseases, radiation, and work-related mental stress. 1 – 4 Previous studies have

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pediatric medicine 16 ). Although outcome studies have not yet been conducted in veterinary medicine, the authors hypothesize that effective communication between veterinarians and clients is related to outcomes for clients and their pets. Clearly, the

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Introduction As in the 2 previous wellbeing studies, veterinarians were presented a list of 12 current topics in the profession and asked to rate their importance from “not important” to “critically important.” As in prior studies, stress

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Introduction Veterinarians have an elevated suicide risk compared to the general population. 1 – 3 Unlike any other profession, veterinarians have substantial knowledge and experience with pentobarbital, using it for humane euthanasia, which

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have found greater occurrences of mental illness among veterinarians than among other medical professionals (eg, physicians, dentists, and nurses). Previous investigations have identified a higher frequency of depression, 1 , 5 , 6 anxiety, 1 , 5

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a medical condition or behavioral challenge affects a family in many ways, and decisions about a pet’s care can impact the well-being of the family. 5 Previous publications have advocated for veterinarians to present clients with a spectrum of

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. Scheftel, DVM, MPH, DACVPM, (Co-Chair), State Public Health Veterinarian, Minnesota Department of Health, Saint Paul, MN 55155. Brigid L. Elchos, RN, DVM, DACVPM, (Co-Chair), State Public Health Veterinarian, Mississippi Board of Animal Health, Jackson

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of the study presented here was to identify factors that may influence veterinarians’ decisions to not pursue careers in clinical academic veterinary medicine. Materials and Methods Survey participants Veterinarians holding board

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’ expectations regarding the standard of that care, especially during the recovery phase, have increased concurrently. 2,3 As a result, during the last 15 years, programs have emerged to provide veterinarians with training and certification in animal

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A considerable volume of research has shown that veterinarians have a higher risk of suicide and depressive symptoms than the general population. 1 Indeed, the risk of death by suicide among veterinarians across various countries reportedly

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