Self Care

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 look after the animals in your care if you become too emotionally depleted.

Intentional activities – the choices we make – are thought to account for about 40% of the variance in the level of wellbeing between individuals – so there are things we can do to improve it, even if we can’t change our personal circumstances or genetics.