Stress, financial pressure and long hours plus abuse and “emotional blackmail” are to blame for the Australian veterinarian shortage according to experts.

This shortage has lasted the past 12 months and has been “particularly tough” on the industry. ABC Sunshine Coast sat down with Animal Emergency Service Tanawha Director Dr Matt Rosen to discuss the issue.

He identified that a major reason for people leaving the profession was the manipulation vets received from people who could not afford their bills.

Full article originally posted as ‘Veterinarians abandon profession as suicide rate remains alarmingly high’

Find the full story from ABC Sunshine Coast here

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