Tag: suicide

Eagle Post: A consideration of the past year in the US

The year 2018 brought turmoil to the US veterinary profession, making it a miniature reflection of the turmoil in the US. Mergers and acquisitions Coming off its multibillion-dollar buy in 2017, of the second-largest veterinary hospital chain in North America (Veterinary Clinics of America or VCA), Mars Inc. (yes, the […]

Burnout: an occupational hazard we cannot ignore

It is well established that veterinarians suffer a higher suicide rate than the general adult population. Research by former Australian Veterinary Association President Helen Jones found that veterinarians were four times more likely to take their lives when compared to non-veterinarians. In absolute numbers, the number of veterinarians who commit […]