Veterinarians Work To Raise Mental Health Awareness In Clinics And Classrooms04:35
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In addition to their client's pets, this Goodyear, Ariz., clinic usually has a few employee pets hanging out. This day, it was a lamb. (Mariana Dale/KJZZ)MoreCloseclosemore
In addition to their client's pets, this Goodyear, Ariz., clinic usually has a few employee pets hanging out. This day, it was a lamb. (Mariana Dale/KJZZ)

Some veterinarians say suicide is an epidemic in their profession. Like doctors, vets carry the weight of their patients' problems and make critical medical choices every day. It's one emotional cost tied to caring professions.

Mariana Dale (@mariana_dale) of KJZZ reports the animal care community is working to increase awareness about mental health.

This segment aired on December 28, 2017.

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