5 must-read veterinary well-being articles

March 3, 2021
dvm360 Staff

If you're battling burnout, compassion fatigue, or both, check out the following news stories for tips, resources, and more.

The veterinary profession although rewarding can carry a high workload and stress leading to burnout, compassion fatigue, depression, and other mental health issues. If you're experiencing any of the above, you're not alone.

These 5 articles provide the latest research on well-being, burnout, and compassion fatigue, plus tips to help you live a healthier and happier life. Enjoy!

  1. A study revealed that veterinary professionals under the age of 30 have the highest burnout rates along with being more physically exhausted and less enthusiastic about their occupation than any of the other studied groups.
  2. Leadership and wellness coach Kristina Guldbrand breaks down the differences between burnout and compassion fatigue, plus tips for overcoming them.
  3. Find out why your well-being plans aren't working, plus how to tailor them to your needs.
  4. Mental health is finally getting more attention in the veterinary profession, but there's still a ways to go. Following the WSAVA survey results, WSAVA's Professional Wellness Group vowed to take initiative in improving the mental well-being of veterinary professionals.
  5. Well-being plays a crucial role in the lives of veterinary professionals on all fronts–especially during the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19). Find out how to make small but impactful changes in your workplace to lessen tensions, boost morale, and support each individual on the team more fully.