Common Misconceptions of Compassion Fatigue

March 21, 2017

Many people believe that veterinarians who work in animal shelters or for animal welfare have a higher risk compassion fatigue. Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, veterinary industry liaison, speaker, and consultant, says this is a misconception that she has found to be quite the opposite.

Many people believe that veterinarians who work in animal shelters or for animal welfare have a higher risk compassion fatigue. Amanda Landis-Hanna, DVM, veterinary industry liaison, speaker, and consultant, says this is a misconception that she has found to be quite the opposite.

Shelter and welfare veterinarians are working from a very passionate place and are directly giving back, but other veterinarians in different fields may end up losing some of their passion with the daily struggles of clients and their practice.