According to a report published by the American Veterinary American organization's journal, the risk of suicide in American veterinarians guild has increased, which has spread the trend for more than three decades.
The study conducted by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been analyzed between 1979 and 2015, and it has been found that, compared to the general population, veterinarians have more than 3.5 times the chance of suicides, while their male partners are 2.1 times .
According to research, 75% of veterinarians committed suicide during the investigation period, practiced their business in small clinics.
CDC Director Robert R. Redfield said that, in this study, this critical issue is found in this business better and at the same time, we can work together to reduce the number of suicides in Veterinarians.
In a study conducted by the Institute of Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH), it has been prescribed that veterinary veterinarian women increase the risk factors for suicide or suicide thoughts or attitudes.
For the recent study, NIOSH researchers analyzed records of 11,620 veterinarians who died during 1979-2015 according to the CDC statement.
This information comes from the National Center for Health Statistics of the American Veterinary Medical Association (NVMA) and the CDC.
They saw that, in the general population, the most common way to commit suicide in veterinarians was with firearms, then the drug was poisoned.
However, these professionals have not been given details about the high levels of suicides, researchers say that due to some factors such as long hours, heavy work pressure, pressure related to educational loans, and "poor" balance between personal and work can affect it.
Many associates of professionals such as professional associations, veterinary schools and suicide prevention specialists can contribute to the strategy of creating a strategy to combat the widespread and effective suicide in the profession, according to NiOH Director John. Howard
Efe collected a reaction from the American Association of Veterinary Medicine (VMA), but did not get the answer.
The organization had yesterday issued a statement that new efforts will be made to support the Guild in research, education, protection of rights and animal welfare.
Currently, 60% of veterinary females in the United States are women. In 2017, there were 110,531 registered nationwide, 66,731 females and 43,662 males.