Wednesday, September 30, 2015

For veterinary students, the hardest lesson is saying goodbye

According to a recent Washington Post article,

"College professors now realize that veterinarians face unique stressors compared with any other career, even within the medical field. It's considered the only medical profession in which killing your patient is not only acceptable, but also occasionally encouraged as the best possible resolution to alleviate suffering... Experts say it can exact an indelible psychological toll. And now college programs training future veterinarians are paying special attention to the emotional aspects of death" (emphasis added).

The article discusses how the veterinary profession and schools are addressing the issue.

Read the full article here.