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The Vet Crisis w/Pet Grief & Loss Psychologist Dr. Katie Lawlor

SheSez with Linda Grasso

Release Date: 07/19/2022

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Dr. Katie Lawlor, a trained trauma psychologist who specializes in pet grief and loss, on the mental health crisis facing vets. A 2019 study shows vet professionals are experiencing the highest rates of suicide among all medical professions. And those numbers were noted before the pressures of the pandemic, during which 23 million people adopted pets. Plus, why we experience such profound (and sometimes surprising) grief over losing our pets.

Katie is the co-founder and Director of the Veterinary Mental Health Initiative (VMHI) at the Shanti Project, which is aimed at providing counseling and other mental health services for vets and vet techs.