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217 Today: Mental health is an issue in the veterinary field. But misconceptions can cloud the narrative

Veterinary staff performs surgery at the University of Missouri Veterinary Medical Center on Sept. 1, 2023. At the medical center, attending veterinarians work alongside veterinary students as they move through their clinical rotations. Vet techs and assistants also work at the veterinary medical center, where students spend the last two years of their training.

November 30, 2023

Today’s headlines:

  • Meta’s newest data center officially came online yesterday.
  • Construction of the 24-mile Kickapoo Rail Trail in east central Illinois began seven years ago. Now, the project could be finished in the next two years, thanks to a state grant.
  • A one-woman show exploring four generations of the Japanese American experience in Illinois comes to the Spurlock Museum in Urbana this weekend.
  • Health workers in Illinois are performing an average of around 1,800 more abortions per month than before the U.S. Supreme Court overturned Roe v. Wade.

In today’s deep dive, we’ll learn about the mental health stress veterinary professionals face and what may cause it.

217 Today is produced by Stephanie Mosqueda. Reporting contributed by Alex Degman, Jim Meadows, Owen Henderson, Sarah Fentem and Anna Spidel.

Stephanie Mosqueda

Stephanie Mosqueda

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