Advice & information at work
- the frequent lack of written contracts
- a highly stressful and often critical working environment
- the lack of soft skills such as negotiation and conflict management
The welfare of the animals is, and should be, top of our agenda but it is sometimes used as an excuse for neglecting working relationships with colleagues. Modern veterinary practice involves people working together as a team. If the team is not healthy, it is not possible to provide a professional level of care for our patients or service to our clients.
If you need support at work, it’s worth checking if your employer has an EAP (employee assistance program). Most major veterinary employers provide this service and can offer mental health support.