Soldiering On

Our latest shared experience emphasizes how emotionally difficult vet school  can be – even when it isn’t academics causing the problems. Yesterday in a lab, one of our classmates lost consciousness and had to be transported to the hospital, where she remains as of this evening. I heard from several people how traumatic it was…

Perception

This poster shares experiences related to some of the (unfortunately) common perception of mental illness within the general population, and indeed within the veterinary community. Take time to read it over and give your thoughts. As always, kind words and encouragement are appreciated! I wish there was someone I could talk to. Being alone in…

Executive Decisions

Our most recent shared experience submission discuss management and how they can affect our job performance, our enjoyment of work, and certainly our mental well-being. Take a moment to think and discuss. Have you ever experienced a bad boss and had it negatively impact you? And do you agree with the idea that veterinarians make bad bosses?…

Two Steps Forward [Shared Experience]

See if you can relate to, or offer encouragement for, this fellow student struggling to balance mental health and academics. It’s not easy to balance the scales I have suffered with a lot of anxiety issues throughout my first year of veterinary school. The medication I was put on has affected my memory and ability…