Brown Veterinary Housecalls

Mesa, AZ 85205


Compassion Fatigue and Suicide within the Veterinary Profession 

    • Veterinary professionals are a special breed that dedicate their lives to helping animals and their owners. Sadly, the rate of compassion fatigue and suicide amongst veterinary professionals is one of the highest of all medical professions 
    • Many reasons exist for compassion fatigue including high student loan debt, long work hours and time demands, unrealistic expectations and lack of boundaries from the public including ourselves as we like to help as many people and animals as possible. Other reasons include taking on the emotional burdens of patients and clients, cyberbullying and most recently, the stress of being an essential worker during the Covid-19 global pandemic. 
    • The protocols and boundaries Dr. Brown has set in place allow her to provide the best patient care possible, while protecting her own mental health and that of her family.  
    • Dr. Brown cares deeply for her patients and wishes for their well being at all times. However it is not possible for Dr. Brown to offer unlimited direct access, 24/7 availability or emergency care. Thank you for your understanding
    • To learn more about compassion fatigue and suicide in the veterinary profession or donate to veterinary professionals in crisis please visit 
  • National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
  • Read about Dr. Browns journey within the veterinary profession in the best selling book Healer.  Signed copies available by request