Animal Care Challenges Include High Suicide Rate for Veterinarians
The Monroe County Animal Care Campus celebrated its second annual anniversary of being built on April 27th. With over a thousand cats and dogs treated since Jan. 1, 2021, challenges come with the territory.
“The nature of the job is you address whatever is on fire right in front of you,” Rebecca Warren, Director of the Animal Care Campus, said.
According to a CDC study, veterinarians are more likely to commit suicide than the general population. Men who are veterinarians are 1.6 times more likely to commit suicide, and women who are veterinarians are 2.4 times more likely.
Olivia Oliver reported this story for her Broadcast News class.Watch the story