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Addressing the emotional challenges faced by veterinary students
For many young people who love animals, becoming a veterinarian is a life-long aspiration that starts in high school and culminates in acceptance to a veterinary college. Reaching that goal takes an incredible amount of work and dedication and can take a toll on a student’s mental health.
Veterinary schools around the country have come to recognize the emotional challenges veterinary students face as they work to complete their degrees and have stepped forward to provide them with help. Right now, every Association of American College of Veterinary Medicine (AACVA) member school offers some kind of program design to help students maintain mental health.