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Mind Matters Initiative
  1. Neil Smith
  1. Vice-President, RCVS, Belgravia House, 62-64 Horseferry Road, London SW1P 2AF
  1. e-mail: info{at}

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IT has long been perceived that the veterinary profession has relatively high rates of mental health problems. There are very few of us who have not had personal experience of a member of the veterinary team experiencing and exhibiting signs of distress or, very sadly, taking their own life.

During my time on the RCVS presidential team I have met hundreds of veterinary surgeons, …

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