In the face of a growing lack of support and education for those in the animal wellness system, MightyVet recently debuted the first phase of its multi-faceted initiative to promote change and support regarding the specific challenges faced by those in veterinary-related fields.
According to the first mental health survey of U.S. veterinarians, one in six veterinarians have considered suicide, and it should come as no surprise - like most medical fields, there has been a growing trend of burnout, fatigue, ethics exhaustion, and decreased career satisfaction.
MightyVet was born to address these disturbing trends and has gone above and beyond to harness the resources and experience of passionate and diverse veterinarians from across the board to provide a one-stop resource center for immediate and actual change in the system.
“MightyVet is an industry-wide movement that offers access to information not otherwise taught as universal core curriculum in veterinary school,” said Dr. Steve Weinrauch, BVMS, MRCVS, Founder of MightyVet and Chief Veterinary Officer at Trupanion. “Our profession can be physically and emotionally demanding and despite the best efforts of so many, nothing has ever truly made a sustained and comprehensive difference. From veterinarian or tech student to retiree, these issues remain and are closer to us than most realize.”
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