ABSTRACT: It is well known within the veterinary profession that the job can impact our mental health. Burnout, compassion fatigue and stress are starting to be openly talked about, but more can be done in terms of recognition and conversation. I wanted to share my insight as a student veterinary nurse with bipolar disorder, and discuss how I am trying to change my own mentality and support others. At the end of the article, you will find some useful websites with information on how to access support. If you have any concerns, contact Vetlife or your GP. 

Keywords: Student veterinary nurse, mental health, mental wellbeing, compassion fatigue, stress

Author: Laura C. Ryan, SVN. Anderson’s Veterinary Surgery, Bromley

To cite this article: VNJ Volume 37,  May 2022 pp.5-7

Mental Health in Veterinary Industry.pdf