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Reducing the suicide rate among veterinary surgeons: how the profession can help
  1. R. E. W. Halliwell, MA, VetMB, PhD, MRCVS1 and
  2. B. D. Hoskin, BVM&S, MRCVS2
  1. 1Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2A
  2. 2Veterinary Benevolent Fund, 7 Mansfield Street, London W1G 9NQ


A short communication on page 415 of this issue of The Veterinary Record draws attention to the high suicide rate among members of the veterinary profession. In this article, Professor Richard Halliwell, who has recently chaired a series of meetings on this matter at the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, and Mr Brian Hoskin, chairman of the Veterinary Benevolent Fund, describe some of the support mechanisms available to veterinary surgeons and discuss what more might be done

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