Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue is fatigue, emotional distress, or lack of interest and enthusiasm resulting from the constant demands of caring for others. Some of the symptoms of compassion fatigue include:

  • Changes in sleep patterns
  • Inability to find pleasure in your work
  • Loss of sense of humor or humor turns to sarcasm
  • Experiencing oversights, mistakes, lapses in concentration
  • Distancing or disengaging from co-workers, friends, and family
  • Emotional exhaustion, feeling like you have nothing left to give
  • Thoughts of work repeatedly intruding on your personal time or dreams


Understand compassion fatigue through the veterinary clinic lens. Learn the causes and symptoms of compassion fatigue as well as the Intervention and prevention strategies for individual health and veterinary clinic well-being.


1.5 CEUs - Minnesota Board of Veterinary Medicine


Individual wellness

Work with a social worker to create an individual wellness plan specific to your compassion fatigue symptoms and needs. Set goals to achieve wellness and prevent compassion fatigue symptoms in the future.


clinic wellness

Create a working environment that promotes resilience and reduces compassion fatigue among staff. We can help your clinic identify what is working well for employees and the areas for improvement. We can then implement a clinic wellness plan tailored to your clinic's specific needs.