Researchers believe that the cause is the combination of high stress and easy access to drugs.
In any given year, five or six of Britain’s 16,000 veterinarians kill themselves.
Eighty to ninety percent of the suicides involved drugs with at least half of male veterinarians choosing barbiturates.
What is particularly interesting is the conclusion that the common use of euthanasia for animals to relieve suffering may result in doctors looking at suicide as a rational choice in their own lives.
Siegfried Farnon was always a bit rigid in All Creatures Great and Small but this brings a whole new angle to the series.
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