The study will assess key aspects of mental wellbeing to help make the veterinary profession more sustainable.
VetX International has launched a survey to assess the key drivers of career happiness, stress, and mental wellbeing in the veterinary profession. The Veterinary Employment, Engagement and Retention Study (VEER) seeks to collect data from thousands of veterinarians, technicians, practice managers, and students worldwide.
Dermot McInerney, BVSM, BVSc, head of veterinary partnerships and research at VetX, said, “We will use the data collected to understand the factors influencing career happiness and how they impact on talent attraction and retention. We want to share this information with as many people as possible so we can work together to create a better, more sustainable situation for both employers and employees in veterinary practice.”
VetX International said in a press release that the study findings will be published later in 2022 and made available to all industry stakeholders from education to employment and beyond. VetX International hopes the results can be used to help “address the future talent pipeline and retain the existing professional talent pool,” empowering important stakeholders with the data to make meaningful changes an evidence base for their decisions.
All participants will receive a special report of the results with customised career advice and be entered into a weekly draw to win one of many prizes. The weekly prizes include: a $50 Amazon voucher, 10 Starbucks gift cards, and 5 digital copies of So You’re A Vet… Now What? by Dave Nicols, BVMS, Cert Mgmt, MRCVS.1
Find the link to the survey here: www.vetxinternational.com/veer.
Veterinary workplace satisfaction study appeals for veterinary participation. News release. VetX International. April 12, 2022.