Canadian veterinarians have higher stress, burnout, compassion fatigue, anxiety and depression, and reported more suicidal ideation and lower resilience than the general population.
In 2014, a baby false killer whale became stranded on Chesterman Beach on the west side of Vancouver Island after becoming separated from his mother. Its skin was cut and bleeding from the rocks, it was suffering from malnutrition and hypothermia, and its chances of survival were less than 10 per cent. Martin Haulena, chief
When veterinarian Andrew Peacock moved from Ontario to Newfoundland, it was to take a job caring for livestock. But when a whale needed his help, it became a highlight of his veterinary career and one of the hilarious and heartwarming stories in his book, Creatures of the Rock (Doubleday Canada, 2014). The memoir, which won