Many people don't realize that you play a variety of roles while you keep the animals in your care as healthy and happy as possible. You balance client expectations, act as a grief counsellor, help clients with finances and manage life and death situations – all while juggling your personal life and family obligations.
When these day to day stresses start to affect your mental and/or physical health, it's time to reflect and get help. This section is a good place to start. Get access to the Member Assistance Program for help with a variety of issues, increase your veterinary mental health awareness and consider getting an Annual Health Assessment.
Are you concerned about the health risks associated with pregnancy and working in a veterinary practice? See our Pregnancy and Veterinary Medicine page.