Just a few weeks ago, I said goodbye to the veterinary clinic where I worked nearly every day for the past two years. When I started working there, I was a fairly shy college sophomore working my way through undergrad who needed to pick up as many veterinary shadowing hours as I could. When I […]
Compassion Fatigue…What is it?
Everybody’s heard of muscle fatigue or mental fatigue, but compassion fatigue isn’t a term you hear very often. It is a term though that is very applicable in veterinary medicine because as veterinarians (or veterinary students), our jobs and the emotions that come with them take a toll on us after a while. Most veterinarians […]
I would say a large majority of vet students go through periods of time when we wonder why we’re here. We’re tired all the time, we’re unbelievably poor, we have no social lives, and we do pretty much whatever it takes to just keep going in the program. Midterms are generally not a time of […]