Veterinarians Have Third-Highest Risk Of Suicide Compared To Other Occupations

The Minneapolis Star Tribune (9/10, Olson) reported, “Veterinarians have the third-highest risk of suicide as a cause of death when compared to other US occupations,” the Star Tribune found after examining data from the CDC’s National Occupational Mortality Surveillance database. Included in that database are “death records from 24 states in a recent seven-year period.” The suicide rate for veterinarians is surpassed only by that of “podiatrists and dentists.”

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— “Veterinarians at high risk for suicide, and job could play a role,” Jeremy Olson, Minneapolis Star Tribune, September 10, 2016.

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