The long hours and high intellectual, emotional and physical demands of a veterinary career can be tough to deal with, and many in the profession will struggle from time to time.
Learning to take care of your own wellbeing is increasingly being acknowledged as a moral imperative – you will be unable to properly look after the animals in your care if you become too emotionally depleted.
Intentional activities – the choices we make – are thought to make a significant contribution to our wellbeing. This is good news because it also means that the choices, we make can lead us to feel better. We cannot change our personal circumstances or genetics; however, we can make positive choices which will help our mental health.