Mental health – to help our colleagues, do we need to change ourselves?

Rosie Allister is the Chair of Vet Helpline, a director of the Veterinary Benevolent Fund and a researcher at the University of Edinburgh studying veterinary wellbeing

The World Health Organisation predicts that, by 2030, depression will be the leading cause of the global burden of disease worldwide. It is already the leading cause of disability and accounts for 14% of the global burden of disease. At its worst, depression can lead to suicide…

Veterinary business leadership: An unsuitable job for a woman?

Professor Colette Henry MBA PhD FRSA FHEA, Head of Department of Business Studies,
Dundalk Institute of Technology

The evidence is clear: the veterinary sector is witnessing an unprecedented shift toward a predominately female workforce. Recent data suggest that today’s veterinary profession is characterised by young female vets mainly working full time in small animal practices…