PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — As part of this week’s CBS3 Pet Project, Carol Erickson, an animal advocate with the PSPCA, discussed how the pandemic has caused burnout among veterinarians. She said that since so many people have adopted pets during the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become very difficult to get an appointment for their pets.
Erickson said burnout has led some vets to become depressed, research shows.
“They have staffing issues, there’s an increase in costs, and everything else, or veterinary care,” Erickson said. “It’s hard on everyone, but according to research, it’s especially hard on those vets who often find themselves quite depressed. So I think the best thing we can do is keep taking our animals to the vet, but take it easy with those vets.
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