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Small furry suicidal creatures

Of the 398 US veterinarians who killed themself between 1979 and 2015, according to the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, women vets – and about 60% of vets in the US are women – are 3.5 times more likely to take their own life compared to the overall population. A total of 11,620 vets died in America during 1979-2015.

No one really knows why suicide rates are so high for vets – but putting down Fidos and Blackies must get depressing after a while.