Reasons for Suicide, Mental Health in Veterinary Profession

Jason Sweitzer, RVT, DVM, chief financial officer and board member of Not One More Vet, Inc., talks about the different reasons why suicide and mental health is a concern for the veterinary industry.
Published: October 17, 2017


While veterinarians have to deal with the unique pressure of performing euthanasia, this is not the only thing that adds to the stress of being a part of the veterinary profession. Jason Sweitzer, RVT, DVM, chief financial officer and board member of Not One More Vet, Inc., talks about the different reasons why suicide and mental health is a concern for the veterinary industry. 

Things such as a stressful review from a client, the financial impact of debt from veterinary school, the income, the lack of control, bullying and cyberbullying can all add to the stress of being a veterinarian — and ultimately lead to mental health issues.

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