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Veterinary Careers
Managing mental health problems in practice
  1. Michael Fox
  1. 2135 Indiana Ave N, Golden Valley, Minnesota 55422, USA
  1. e-mail: fipan{at}

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Findings from a survey of vets in the UK by CM Research suggest that all staff find working for a chain/corporate practice more stressful than an independent or private clinic.1 In a recent survey of job satisfaction and mental health issues in veterinarians in the United States it was found that just 4.1 per cent of veterinarians would recommend the profession to a friend or family member . . . and that 24.9 per cent of veterinarians have considered suicide.2 A cascade of stressors associated with operating a private veterinary practice are contributing to burnout, compassion fatigue, a lack of job satisfaction …

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