Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Opinion Volume 4 Issue 4

Stress and the Veterinary Profession

Lowell Ackerman

Global Consultant, Author and Lecturer, Westborough Massachusetts, USA

*Corresponding Author: Lowell Ackerman, Global Consultant, Author and Lecturer, Westborough Massachusetts, USA.

Received: March 14, 2022; Published: March 23, 2022

Abstract

It is anticipated that any profession that deals with health issues and life-and-death decisions will have associated stress, and yet this alone does not explain the near epidemic rates of suicide amongst veterinary team members in many parts of the world. While the ultimate causes of such extreme reactions to stress are complex, there are some aspects of veterinary medicine that are worthy of reflection in the hopes of a better understanding of why the profession seems so susceptible to this problem.

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Citation

Citation: Lowell Ackerman. “Stress and the Veterinary Profession".Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.4 (2022): 128-129.

Copyright

Copyright: © 2022 Lowell Ackerman. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.




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