ABSTRACT: Unfortunately, in this day and age, some people still think that depression is trivial and not a genuine condition. Current research suggests that depression develops from a combination of physiological, genetic, environmental and biological factors. With the right treatment and support the majority of people who suffer with depression can either make a full recovery or find coping mechanisms to help them manage their condition.


Zara Livingstone RVN NCert A & CC

Zara qualified as a Veterinary Nurse in 2009 at a first opinion practice in the UK before moving onto referral work in Ophthalmology. During her six years in Ophthalmology she achieved her Nurses Certificate in Anaesthesia and Critical Care. Zara went on and joined Lumbry Park Veterinary Specialists as a member of the Theatre team in 2015. While on maternity leave Zara gained a Level 2 Certificate in awareness of mental health problems and a Level 2 Certificate in understanding mental health first aid and mental health advocacy in the workplace.

Email: zara.livingstone@yahoo.co.uk

Keywords: Depression; support for mental health; causes of depression

To cite this article: Veterinary Nursing Journal • VOL 36 • May 2021

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