Hilal Dogan, BVSc, CCTP
There’s a lot of emotional wellbeing advice for the veterinary profession out there right now. (I know, because I’ve shared some of it.) Don’t let it become overwhelming if you’re struggling with trauma today. Just take it one step at a time.
With a little work and a lot of commitment, could the vision of trauma-informed care and leadership from the human medical world transform your veterinary hospital for the better?
It might sound crazy, but research shows that overworking could affect your brain. If you and your team are working 40-hour plus weeks, it might be time make some adjustments.
What might coping with stressors in veterinary medicine look like if we allowed our physical response to trauma to take its course, rather than suppressing it?
Rising above adversity in the middle of a stressful day in the veterinary clinic is not easy. Yet there are key factors in becoming more resilient, and its not nearly as impossible as youd think.
For veterinary professionals, compassion fatigue, burnout and depression often flow from a problem far upstreampsychological trauma. And most of us dont even realize were suffering.