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Another Veterinary Suicide Shines Light Into Dark Corner

October 06, 2014 By: Dr. K Category: Opinion

In the past week, the veterinary world lost another colleague to a brilliant mind, Dr. Sophia Yin, to suicide. Another high profile death shines the light in to the dark corner of the veterinary field the public knows little about; This profession can chew you and spit you out without flinching. Constant suffering, acting as the angel of death, and dealing with the owner economics in caring for a living being all press down firmly on our souls. Those more prone to depression can sink to the depths easily, without hope of rising above the clouds.

This article from Claws Carefully Sheathed highlights that weight we vets feel on a daily basis.


Other Useful Links:

Veterinary Suicide Rates

Burnout and Depression in the veterinary profession

Check out my previous post about Burnout that was published in Veterinary Economics.


I don’t have the answers, but I sure have a lot of questions and concerns.