Dr. Grider is passionate about promoting mental health in the veterinary field. She is a Certified Compassion Fatigue Professional and is currently completing a master’s degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Dr. Grider is the co-host of IntroVETS, a veterinary podcast by introverts with high-functioning anxiety. Following graduation from Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine in 2008, she practiced as an Associate Veterinarian for eleven years before starting her own veterinary relief business.

Compassion Fatigue: A Hidden Danger to Veterinary Professionals

Compassion Fatigue Part 1: A Hidden Danger to Veterinary Professionals

Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. These negative effects worsen over time if the underlying cause is not addressed.

Compassion Fatigue Part 2: Understanding Your Risk

Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. These negative effects worsen over time if the underlying cause is not addressed.

Compassion Fatigue: Shielding and Healing Yourself

Compassion Fatigue Part 3: Shielding and Healing Yourself

Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. These negative effects worsen over time if the underlying cause is not addressed.

Compassion Fatigue Part 4: The Many Faces of Mindfulness

Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. Compassion fatigue is a state of mental and physical distress that occurs when caregivers are chronically exposed to the suffering of others. Symptoms of compassion fatigue vary and might include exhaustion, frustration, depression, apathy, headaches, gastrointestinal distress, sleep disturbances, intrusive imagery, and fear. These negative effects worsen over time if the underlying cause is not addressed.