HSW 96: Veterinarian Wellness with Dr Nadine Hamilton.

This week we’re chatting with Dr Nadine Hamilton, a psychologist, author and leading authority in veterinary wellbeing based on the Gold Coast.  She is the owner of Positive Psych Solutions, a boutique psychology practise that specialises in supporting the health and wellbeing of veterinary and wildlife professionals, and author of the best-selling book “Coping with Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian”. 

Nadine’s passion for the industry led her to set up Love Your Pet Love Your Vet – a registered charity designed to raise awareness about the issues within the veterinary industry.

I absolutely loved talking with Nadine in this episode – she has an absolute heart of gold and her devotion to this industry is nothing short of inspiring!

Some of the things we talk about include:

  1. Why there’s such a high incidence of burnout and suicide in the veterinarian industry.
  2. The 5 biggest driving factors contributing to these statistics based on Nadine’s doctoral research.
  3. What can be done to reduce these high suicide rates?
  4. What led Nadine to set up the charity Love Your Pet, Love Your Vet.
  5. Nadine’s Top 3 tips for coping with some of the emotional trauma currently surrounding Australia’s unprecedented bushfires.
  6. Details on a wellbeing conference coming up on March 21-22 in beautiful Kingscliff, NSW, specifically for veterinary professionals.

Links mentioned on the podcast:

Positive Psych Solutions

Love Your Pet, Love Your Vet

Reach Out Wellbeing Conference in Kingscliff, NSW:  21-22 March 2020

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