The pressures of the medical profession are daunting, and they are not limited to practitioners of human medicine. New statistics reveal an alarming rate of suicides among veterinarians: the Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association recently revealed that veterinarians are 3.5 times more likely to die by suicide than the average person.

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Being a veterinarian is both rewarding and incredibly stressful.

According to an article in Time, these elevated suicide rates can be attributed to “long work hours, work overload, practice management responsibilities, client expectations and complaints, euthanasia procedures, and poor work-life balance. Studies have also shown that anxiety and depression are common among veterinarians.” Veterinarians may also experience compassion fatigue and the financial stress of debt from attending years of school.

American Veterinarian explains that what makes veterinarian suicides unique is the fact that 37% are caused by pharmaceutical poisoning – a rate 250% higher than among the general population. It is possible that access to euthanasia drugs, and the knowledge of how to calculate a lethal dose, plays a role.

The trend of suicides among veterinarians is shocking, but recognizing it is an important step towards finding a reprieve from your struggles. It is vital for you, as a veterinarian, to find relief from your anxiety and depression so that you can maintain your mental and physical wellbeing in an emotionally taxing profession.

A man uses Alpha-Stim

Alpha-Stim is compact and discreet, making treatments easy and convenient at home or in the office.

Alpha-Stim® is the ideal solution for practitioners struggling with burnout and related conditions. It is an FDA cleared, handheld medical device that not only treats pain, anxiety, insomnia, and depression in animals, but humans too! Since Alpha-Stim is not a drug, there is no risk of addiction, lasting side effects, or interference with work performance.

As a matter of fact, Alpha-Stim may even make you more effective when working with your patients. Animals have an innate sense for when humans are stressed or anxious – and it can directly affect their own behavior and mood. A recent study in the journal PLOS One found that cats mimic the behavior and demeanor of the people around them. In other words, if you are stressed, your patients will likely pick up on it and become more stressed themselves. If you’re calm and collected, they will feel at ease as well.

If you are a veterinarian, you likely face hectic schedules and taxing days with little to no downtime. Alpha-Stim treatments are as brief as 20 minutes, and since the device is compact and unobtrusive, it’s easy to fit treatments into even the most frenzied day.

A cat received Alpha-Stim treatment

Alpha-Stim is effective in humans and animals alike!

With Alpha-Stim, relief is long lasting and often immediate. Better still, the results are cumulative: the more you use it, the better it works, and the less you will need it over time. Alpha-Stim is backed by decades of success, and its efficacy has been proven by over 100 independent research studies. We are experts at helping people –and animals – live their best lives.

In fact, we’re so confident that Alpha-Stim can bring relief to struggling veterinarians, we want to make it easy for you to find out firsthand what we’re all about. If you’re a licensed veterinarian, you can try Alpha-Stim free for 60 days. If you’re not amazed by how you feel with Alpha-Stim, you can simply return it. Since there are no significant side effects, you’ll have risked nothing – either financially or physically. There is nothing to lose, but so much to gain.

The rise in suicides among veterinarians is certainly a crisis; you deserve to tend to your own wellbeing as much as the animals in your care. If you are a veterinarian or other practitioner who is experiencing burnout from the stress of your job, don’t wait another day – get started today.

About Alpha-Stim®

Alpha-Stim uses cranial electrotherapy stimulation (CES) delivered through a patented waveform via two earclip electrodes to treat anxiety, insomnia, and depression. Microcurrent electrical therapy (MET) delivers pain relief directly to the source of discomfort via two handheld Smart Probes.

The safety and effectiveness of Alpha-Stim is backed by over 100 independent clinical research studies.

Alpha-Stim is available by prescription in the United States and over-the-counter in other countries. Get started today!