Some of the traits that make for good veterinarians -- including compassion, empathy and perfectionism -- may also be traits that lead to burnout and thoughts of suicide when combined with high student debt, bullying and the emotional rigors of the job, writes veterinarian Danielle Carey. She has set work-life boundaries, taken up hobbies and developed coping strategies, but the single most important thing a veterinarian can do to prevent suicide is ask for help, Dr. Carey writes.
Help is available for veterinarians facing burnout, depression
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