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More Vet Suicides. . .Two In One Place
« on: March 09, 2018, 10:34:32 PM »
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Even among Santa Barbara’s exceptionally talented pool of veterinarians, doctors Tiffany Margolin and Amanda Lumsden stood out. Both ran their own four-wheeled practices —­ From the Heart Mobile Vet and Cat Calls Mobile Veterinary Service, respectively —­dispensing at-home care to sick pets. They did general medicine and performed surgeries, and each provided a specialty: Margolin was trained in animal acupuncture and herbal treatments, while Lumsden offered low-cost spays and neuters. Often, frequently more than once a day, they were called to euthanize terminally ill cats and dogs at the sides of their grieving owners. Online message boards are filled with gratitude for their difficult work.

Within months of each other, both women committed suicide, Margolin late last year and Lumsden in early February. Their deaths shocked colleagues and clients, who said neither had shown obvious signs of distress. But the losses are reflective of a quiet crisis within their profession. “It’s a problem in our field,” said Dr. Kristi Gibbs at the Adobe Pet Hospital on upper State Street. “Both women were probably the kindest people you’d ever meet, and the loss is especially devastating because we’re such a small community, but this is happening everywhere. That’s the kicker.”

The rest at: https://www.independent.com/news/2018/mar/08/veterinarian-suicides-reflect-quiet-professional-c/
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Re: More Vet Suicides. . .Two In One Place
« Reply #1 on: March 10, 2018, 11:02:56 AM »
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“The stressors are very real,” explained Dr. Lex McKenna, who operates Santa Barbara’s Coastal Mobile Veterinary. “We’re in a very emotional industry for ourselves and our clients. We’re dealing with people’s loved ones.” While they’re empathetic animal lovers, veterinarians also tend to possess Type A personalities, or be perfectionists, said McKenna. They’re driven and determined and want to fix every ailment just right. So when treatment eludes them, it’s extremely difficult, said McKenna, especially when they lose patient after patient, a hazard unique to their particular medical field.

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Re: More Vet Suicides. . .Two In One Place
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 10:32:22 PM »
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While they’re empathetic animal lovers, veterinarians also tend to possess Type A personalities, or be perfectionists, said McKenna. They’re driven and determined and want to fix every ailment just right.

Gee, I wish the vets I'd gone to had been like that.  Most of them wanted to "fix" things by feeding a "prescription" food.  Doh1 yuk
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