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Dealing with emotionally stressful situations in practice
  1. Christine Stobbs

    Christine Stobbs is a qualified counsellor and psychotherapist. She has extensive experience of working in the public sector, and with charities and commercial organisations. Her son graduated from Bristol veterinary school in 1998.


WORKING in veterinary practice can be emotionally stressful. It may be that experienced veterinary surgeons outwardly appear to be less affected by situations that they have dealt with many times in their careers, but new graduates may find it hard to cope with the emotional pressures that general practice exerts. In this article, Christine Stobbs explores ways to help new - and experienced - vets cope with the emotions that veterinary practice generates.

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