Veterinary Vlog: Episode 7 - My Veterinary Super Power... Resilience
Over the past 2 weeks Bondi Vet has been asking clients "What is your vet's super power?" This got me thinking, I started to wonder what my clients would be saying about me? And then I sat down and asked myself what I thought my super power was. I came up with one word. Resilience.
Over the years my resilience has been tested. I sadly lost my father to Melanoma during my time at vet school and I have struggled with anxiety and depression throughout my career. Resilience is what has allowed me to come back from burnout (more than once).
I decide to publish the vlog in the hope that it will help to breakdown the stigma associated with mental health disorders. Being a veterinarian makes you 4 times more likely than the general public commit suicide. The more we talk openly about it, the more people will see that they are not alone and that there is help out there.
Please share your experiences below and tell me what has worked for you.