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Factors Contributing to Compassion Fatigue: New Data

Posted by Cari Wise on December 13, 2016 at 7:45 AM
Cari Wise
Dr. Cari Wise is a 1999 graduate of the University of Missouri, College of Veterinary Medicine. She completed a Masters degree in Education from Argosy University in 2015. Throughout her career, Dr. Wise has utilized her veterinary education in variety of settings including private and corporate small animal practice, shelter medicine, spay/neuter clinics, veterinary relief services, start-up practice ownership, and veterinary technician education.


The AVMA's Veterinary Economics Division included professional quality of life questions into its annual survey.  They found three factors statistically significant two years in a row in contributing to compassion fatigue: 

  1. Satisfaction with current employment
  2. Hours worked per week
  3. Educational preparedness for performing veterinary service.
  4. Check out this article to learn about other contributing factors, and to learn about Compassion Satisfaction.

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