An AVMA survey conducted with Merck Animal Health showed that only 27% of veterinarians younger than 46 and only 41% overall would recommend that a friend or family member enter the profession. Veterinary medicine is a physically and emotionally demanding occupation that is increasingly competitive while clients' ability to pay declines, and many veterinarians struggle to sustain a healthy balance in life, says Jen Brandt, AVMA director of well-being and diversity initiatives.
High stress means many veterinarians wouldn't recommend profession to others
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