"With self-compassion, we give ourselves the same kindness and care we’d give to a good friend.”–Kristin Neff1

Think of this: A dear friend is in tears because she had a fight with her boyfriend. Your response likely would be to show sympathy and support, give her a shoulder to cry on and a big hug, and perhaps offer relationship advice. But what if you were in that situation? Would you be able to give yourself the same comfort? Veterinary professionals provide care to others every day, but few think about caring for themselves.

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