Being an animal care professional is undoubtedly a calling, a way of living and giving back. But sometimes we are so involved in the doing that we forget about how it affects us in the long run. The usual suspects: anxiety at work, burnout, guilt, communication issues, boundaries, stressors, compassion fatigue… This is our community’s safe space for honesty and sharing. Veterinarians, vet techs and vet nurses sure have something to say when it comes to building a better, more balanced and fulfilled version of the vet professional.

INTERVIEWS

Vet Voices
2 min
Dr. Diana Palacios was co-owner of a reference Veterinary Hospital, and now she is its practice manager, with 20 workers, 13 of them vets. But above all, she is the mother of a 4-year-old boy. How did she do it to avoid burnout?
Vet Voices
2 min
Dr. Luis Feo dedicated his life to sport until he discovered veterinary medicine. To maintain his balance, he creates spaces for total disconnection during the week and on his days off, you'll find Luis mountain climbing.
Vet Voices
2 min
Veterinarian and the face behind @vetmentalhealth on Instagram. She experienced burnout and shares advice that help her. Her followers say that thanks to her advice, they don't feel so alone
Vet Voices
2 min
Dr. Paula Calvo, Ph.D. in Anthrozoology, explains what Compassion Fatigue Syndrome is and why the veterinary sector is most affected: sleep disorders, anxiety, severe depression and social isolation.
Vet Voices
2 min
Dr. Eva Piredda left the profession for various reasons explained in the interview. But as a Highly Sensitive person, Compassion Fatigue overcame her. Until the day she had an anxiety attack.
Vet VoicesVet Yogi
11 min
Veterinarian and yogi. Yoga can help vets not only physically to recover from bad postures and pain, but to be able to focus psychologically and prevent burnout.
Vet Voices
2 min
Judith Soriano explains to us what her job as a veterinary technician is like: the hardest part, the most psychologically draining and the relationship between veterinarians and assistants..