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Mental health and wellbeing in the veterinary profession

It's an alarming fact that the suicide rate among vets is nearly four times the national average - double that of doctors or dentists, Findings have revealed high rates of dissatisfaction, caused by pay rates, long hours and stress.

In this report we look at support initiatives that are reaching out to the disaffected, and addressing the mental health issues affecting the profession.

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