Self-worth, Fulfillment and Veterinary Well-being.

Psychology plays an incredibly influential role when it comes to your experience as practicing veterinarians; both in the professional and commercial outcomes we are typically able to achieve.

Equally as important, your ability to sustainably experience fulfillment in the important work that you engage in.

In this engaging presentation proudly hosted by Therian, veterinary wellbeing advocates Psychologist Dr Nadine Hamilton MAAPi and Veterinarian Dr Michael Powell BVSc (Hons), will give you an unparalleled insight as to what goes on inside the mind of a veterinarian.

Supported by results of their individual ground-breaking research into the subject, this presentation explores the psychology of a veterinary professional.

You will be provided with a unique understanding of how key aspects of a typical veterinarian’s mindset and personality determine not only their tendency to experience a longer, more fulfilling career in practice but also the ability to enjoy more well-being and success in their pursuit of professional and career objectives.

This presentation explores the predominant personality traits and mindset characteristics that veterinarians possess and how these influence outcomes for the patients, the practitioner, the practice they work in and the profession more broadly. You will learn how unhelpful psychological traits might manifest in the clinical setting and the deeper psychological drivers of these behaviors and, more importantly, practical strategies and systems will be shared that can transform veterinary careers for the better – helping all veterinarians enjoy the success and well-being they deserve.

Date: Tuesday 1st September, 2020

Time: 7.00pm in Sydney & Melbourne (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Where: From the comfort of your own home – online web event

Cost: This is a complimentary event

Hurry, there are just 50 spaces available, reserve you place now.

About your Presenters

Dr Nadine Hamilton

Psychologist – Best-selling Author – International Speaker
Leading Worldwide Authority on Veterinary Wellbeing

Dr Hamilton helps veterinary professionals get on top of stress and conflict to avoid burnout and suicide, and also works with practice managers and owners to increase wellbeing, productivity, and retention in the workplace.

After failing every one of her exams at high school she decided to join the workforce at the age of 15. While she has always been passionate about animals, she learnt very early on that she was way too queasy to become a veterinarian – plus she didn’t think it would be possible because of her failure at high school. She knew there was ‘something’ about euthanaising pets that would be very distressing for veterinary professionals, and in a strange twist of fate, found herself researching this in-depth at doctoral level….

Way back in 1996 when she was searching for her ‘calling’ and had decided to apply to study psychology at university, one of her cousins tragically killed himself. It was at that moment she knew she wanted to work with people who were suicidal, however, she still had that yearning to be involved with the veterinary industry. A chance encounter with a locum veterinarian at her local veterinary practice around 2006 was a pivotal moment – when the veterinarian mentioned the high suicide rate within the veterinary profession. That was all the motivation Dr Hamilton needed to get proactive and do something about it!

Since then Dr Hamilton has successfully completed doctoral research into veterinarian wellbeing, and is the proud founder of the “Love Your Pet Love Your Vet” charity, in which she partnered with Royal Canin to raise awareness about the issues within the veterinary industry. She is also completing further research into stress, burnout, and suicide within the veterinary profession. Dr Hamilton works tirelessly to advocate for veterinary wellbeing and the paradigm shift she believes is needed in order to facilitate positive change within the profession. Dr Hamilton is the author of “Coping with Stress and Burnout as a Veterinarian”, published by Australian Academic Press and released in February 2019, and the winner of the Blackmores Mercie Whellan Women+Wellbeing Award in 2020.

Dr Michael Powell

Veterinary Surgeon – Educator – International Speaker
Veterinary Industry Advocate and Co-director of Lincoln Institute

Michael Powell is a highly regarded veterinarian, veterinary business leader and one of the Directors at Lincoln Institute. Over the last 9 years his training and development company has been dedicated to improving outcomes for the veterinary industry ; supporting business owners, managers, veterinarians and their support teams to enjoy more success and fulfilment in the highly important work they do.

Graduating with first class honours from the University of Queensland in 1994, his career in practice spans more than 25 years and includes experience in 4 different countries. During this time, Michael developed a passion for leadership and veterinary business development which culminated in him purchasing a veterinary practice in 2006. In their decade of ownership, Michael and wife Nichola also a veterinarian, transformed the practice into a multiple award winning, ASAVA Hospital of Excellence, with a team of 6 vets and 14 support staff.

Despite being in a region regarded for its social disadvantage, Anvet Beenleigh Pet Hospital achieved industry-leading business performance. In 2014, the MPV survey ranked their practice as the most profitable, single-site small animal practice in Australia. Michael’s prouder achievement in veterinary business, however, was achieving this performance in a sustainable way. For several years he worked in the business just 2-4 hours per week. He attributes most of this leverage to three things: surrounding himself with a talented team, creating excellent business systems, but most importantly leveraging the power of effective leadership to bring these components together… Creating exceptional outcomes for patients, clients, team and the practice alike.

2015 saw Michael and Nichola sell the practice and their home and head off on a year-long adventure they’d always dreamt of – living in a villa by a lake in the north of Italy. Now back home in Australia he is focused full-time on his important work at Lincoln Institute, pursuing his passion of helping other veterinary professionals achieve success and fulfilment through leadership, business development, and non-clinical soft skills education and support.

In 2018 Michael’s enthusiasm for improved outcomes for industry professionals saw him form and chair the Vet Shortage Think Tank and subsequent Vet Shortage Steering Committee meetings. His efforts brought together New Zealand and Australian regulatory bodies, representative organisations, industry experts, as well as private and corporate industry stakeholders at all levels; this initiative has been credited with not only creating a better understanding of the critical issue of veterinarian attrition from the industry, but crucially, also stimulating the first coordinated and meaningful steps to recognise the nature of the challenge and address it.

Michael performed ground-breaking extensive research into the veterinarian attrition with a multinational study of nearly 1500 veterinary professionals which was completed in 2019. This study created an unprecedented picture of the scale, impacts and causes of premature departure of veterinarians from clinical practice as well as opportunities to address it. His research and advocacy in this aspect of the veterinary profession continues today and he is a highly regarded thought-leader and educator in veterinary leadership and the promotion of longer, more fulfilling careers for veterinary professionals.

About the hosts of this presentation CUBEX and Therian

Therian – Design & Quality Products

Over 30 years of diverse industry experience have led to a broad understanding of the specialised requirements needed for construction projects within the Animal Care Industry. We have designed and installed many projects throughout Australia and the Asia Pacific Region, and have the unique skill sets needed to handle all the issues associated with designing Animal Care facilities.

Whether you are a shelter, pet resort or veterinary practice – we know what you need to design first class facilities that improve workplace efficiency and safety, and ensure the comfort and well being of the animals in your care.

We have sourced the best products available worldwide from industry leading companies. By working with you we can provide a range of quality products to improve your working day – from disease control and waste management, through to surgical equipment that works the way you do, with great ease and functionality.

CUBEX – Veterinary Inventory Management

At CUBEX, we’re passionate about the veterinary industry and strive to help practices address common issues and concerns when it comes to narcotics safety and inventory management. Our solutions reduce the amount of manual labor needed for tracking DEA logs, inventory logs, and supply ordering by providing automated dispensing, automatic inventory tracking, extra security, and much more. This helps create a safer, more profitable, and more efficient environment for practices.

Our solutions can be used as stand-alone products or can grow into a full practice solution, connecting everything from QBuds in your supply room to smart cabinets and wireless controllers in your pharmacy and treatment areas. We automate every aspect of inventory management to maximize safety, profitability, and efficiency. With flexible monthly subscriptions, it’s easy to grow your suite of CUBEX solutions over time.

Date: Tuesday 1st September, 2020

Time: 7.00pm in Sydney & Melbourne (Australian Eastern Standard Time)

Where: From the comfort of your own home – online web event

Cost: This is a complimentary event

Hurry, there are just 50 spaces available, reserve you place now.

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