According to statistical data from recent years, many vets are struggling with depression after they graduate and unfortunately some of them resort to suicide. A recent study done by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that more than one in six vets might think of suicide after graduation.
“We have all lost at least one colleague to suicide,” says Heather Loenser, DVM, the veterinary advisor of professional and public affairs for the American Animal Hospital Association (AAHA). “Everyone’s aware of it, but no one really talks about,” said Ron Del Moro, Ph.D., a licensed clinical counselor at the University of Florida’s Veterinary Hospitals.
That being said, we should be grateful that there are those people who can help and save our animals and we should thank them for their work.
So, here are some reasons that veterinarians are true heroes. Read on to find out more!