Job satisfaction and stress among the veterinarians of Kerala state in India
Soumya Sankar, P Reeja George and P J Raj Kamal

Department of Veterinary and Animal Husbandry Extension College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Mannuthy-680 651,Thrissur, Kerala, India

Journal of Veterinary and Animal Sciences.2013. 44:31-34.

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A study was undertaken to know the important aspects of job situation in terms of stress factors which influence job satisfaction. The two top ranking stress factors found were prescribing costly medicines to poor livestock owner and large animal practices especially attending dystocia. However majority of the veterinarians perceived medium level of stress.

Key words:

Job stress, Job dissatisfaction, Job situation, Veterinarians