06 Oct Some great articles on taking care of YOU
If You Need to Leave, It’s Okay
by CANDACE BOUDREAU, CVT
October 6, 2019
For Vet Teams
The average vet tech’s career is 7-10 years. Did you know that? I did. And after 5 years in veterinary medicine, I thought I almost made it. That statistic won’t get me. Here I am. I have arrived. But it’s funny how quickly things can change.
Burnout in Veterinary Technicians
by Josh Vaisman
October 1, 2019
For Flourish Veterinary Consulting
The AVMA recently conducted a study, published in 2017, to look into how costs of care and clients’ economic limitations might be impacting veterinarian’s professional satisfaction and experience of burnout. Over 1100 small animal DVMs in the US and Canada were surveyed.
As part of the survey, participating veterinarians were asked to rate their current experience of professional burnout.
I was struck, saddened, and not all that surprised to find that 49% of respondents reported currently experiencing “moderate-to-substantial” burnout in their work. 49%!!!