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.

Exercise and Fitness Can Help Manage Anxiety and Depression

Mental Health Supports for Farmers

Although mental health problems are common in the general population certain groups, including farmers and veterinarians, are at higher risk.

June 2020 Ethical Question of the Month Response from the National Farmed Animal Health and Welfare Council One Welfare Committee

The relationship many veterinarians have with their farming clients often extends beyond supporting solely animal health extending into the concept of One Health, where human, animal and environmental health interact.

Five Tips for Creating a Balanced Life From Meditation to Prioritizing — Here’s How You Can Achieve Balance

Veterinarians and veterinary students are busy, which can lead to feeling off-balance — mentally, physically and/or emotionally. The CVMA looks continually for valuable wellness programs and resources to offer members.

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.

Managing Change in a Changing World Part 2: The Power to Choose

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.

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.

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.

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.

Moving from Compassion Fatigue to Compassion Resilience Part 4: Signs and Consequences of Compassion Fatigue

Having previously focused on the significance of compassion, understanding compassion fatigue, and the sources of compassion fatigue, this article focuses on the signs and consequences of compassion fatigue, specifically the changes that occur and how they impact you and your world, including your health and well-being, professional efficacy, organizational success, and career trajectory. It is imperative to familiarize yourself with these changes. Why?