We are so proud of our campaign videos, which went global and raised lots of awareness about the realities of working in the veterinary profession. Sadly, things are not always as they seem, and many of the perceptions people have are simply not reflective of what really happens in the veterinary profession - as you will see in the videos below.
Love Your Pet Love Your Vet was founded by renowned Psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton of Positive Psych Solutions, who spent over six years researching veterinarian wellbeing at doctoral level and is a leading global authority on veterinary wellbeing. Her research investigated why the rate of suicide in this profession is so high (up to four-times higher than the general population and up to two-times higher than other health professionals), as well as developing an evidence-based psycho-educational intervention program which resulted in reductions in anxiety, stress, and depression in veterinarian participants. Dr Hamilton published her first best-selling book "Coping with Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian" in 2019, with her second book currently in print and expected to be released mid-2022.
We invite you to take a look at our campaign videos, and hope they help to raise awareness - and ultimately, save lives.
Introduction to the campaign - 2018
Hear their passion, their challenges, and their stories. Take a sneak peek as we hear first-hand the reality of the veterinary industry.
Vets of Australia - #1
Why did you become a vet? Meet our vets who have all opened up about their vet life experience
Vets of Australia - #3
We think it's important for everyone to understand what a day in the life of a vet is like.
Vets of Australia - #5
As vets, we all know the feeling of doing the best you can do and sometimes it not being enough. We hope that all vets are treated with care, support, and love for their incredible work.
Vets of Australia - #7
Hear our vets talk about the challenges of the unrealistic expectations often placed on them.
Vets of Australia - #9
Suicide rates are high within the veterinary industry. Listen to our vets Dr Scott and Dr Gerardo talk about suicide and other vulnerabilities.
Vets of Australia - #11
In this video, Emeritus Professor Trevor Heath OAM talks about some of the challenges of working as a vet - specifically the working environment and placements.
Vets of Australia - #13
In the second-last video of our amazing campaign, Dr Andy shares her thoughts on what needs to change within the veterinary industry to improve the lives of vets.
Vets of Australia - #2
Has working as a vet met your expectations? Things are not always as they seem - hear our vet’s stories about the realities of their job
Vets of Australia - #4
Sending our love and support to all vets. Please listen to Dr Andy as she tells us about her day.
Vets of Australia - #6
Financial constraints can be challenging to talk about with any patients.
Vets of Australia - #8
Compassion fatigue is very real - in this week’s video Dr Andy and Dr Scott share their experiences within the veterinary industry.
Vets of Australia - #10
Euthanising pets is one of the most difficult aspects of the job for many vets. In this week’s short video, Dr Gerardo explains it a little further.
Vets of Australia - #12
Our vets explain what a perfect day is like for them - and how certain clients make their day!
Vets of Australia - #14
In the final video of our mini-series, Dr Scott and Dr Anthony share their thoughts on things that need to change within the veterinary industry.
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