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Articles published in the Canadian Veterinary Journal (CVJ)

The Canadian Veterinary Journal is the 'voice of veterinary medicine in Canada'. This monthly, peer-reviewed, general scientific publication features a wide variety of articles and regular columns intended for the veterinary practitioner. The Journal includes news and features of interest to the members of the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association, new product information, and book reviews.

 

Managing change in a changing world
Part 1: Moving with the change

We find ourselves in extraordinary times. We’re facing what we have never faced before, a global pandemic. Within weeks, the novel coronavirus, COVID-19, spread worldwide. Nobody knows how long it will last or how long it will be until we can resume our usual lives. Click here to read the article...

Moving from compassion fatigue to compassion resilience
Part 1: Compassion - A health care priority, core value, and ethical imperative

The practice of clinical veterinary medicine is a highly specialized field of care, unique in the caring professions. Working in this profession offers immense joys and rewards, from improving the health of animals to supporting the well-being of clients, and together, preserving the human-animal bond. Click here to read the article...
Moving from compassion fatigue to compassion resilience
Part 2: Understand compassion fatigue

The provision of companion animal veterinary care is a highly specialized field of care that offers immense joys and rewards — improving the health of animals, supporting the well- being of clients, and ultimately, preserving the human-animal bond.  Click here to read the article...
Moving from compassion fatigue to compassion resilience
Part 3: Causes of compassion fatigue

Having previously focused on the significance of compassion and understanding compassion fatigue, this article focuses on the causes of compassion fatigue, specifically the many realities of life in clinical practice that can make veterinary caregivers so susceptible. Click here to read the article...
Emotional regulation in veterinary work: Do you know your comfort zone?
As readers are undoubtedly well-aware, one of the significant challenges of working in the veterinary field is managing the intense emotions that can be elicited by various aspects of the job: the emotional highs of accurately diagnosing a rare illness or successfully performing a complex surgery, contrasted with the emotional lows of being unable to adequately treat an animal due to owners’ financial constraints or having to euthanize a beloved animal companion.  Click here to read the article... 
Mental health first aid
If you had taken first aid and came across someone with a broken arm or chest pain, you would likely know how to stabilize them and get help. But what if a coworker or a client was having a panic attack or showing signs of depression, talking about killing herself or himself…would you know what to do to help?  Click here to read the article...