What I Wish I Had Known When I Started: 15 Years in Veterinary Mental Health with Rosie Allister
23 May 2020
23 May 2020
This session was taken from the WellVet Virtual 2020 Series, a wellbeing boost for the entire team, in partnership with Boehringer Ingelheim. We're joined by Dr Rosie Allister to talk us about everything she wish she had known 15 years into being a veterinary surgeon.
After graduating from the University of Liverpool, Dr Allister has worked as a veterinary surgeon in a variety of clinical practice and research settings.
She is the manager of Vetlife Helpline, the free and confidential support service for all people working in the veterinary professions, and a member of the RCVS Mind Matters Task Force.
Her MSc and PhD at The University of Edinburgh looked at mental health, wellbeing and identity in veterinary students and veterinary surgeons and she lectures, trains, advises on policy, and writes about veterinary mental health in the UK and internationally.
She has volunteered for the Samaritans for fifteen years and is a volunteer vet at All4Paws charity vet clinic. In her spare time she enjoys trail running. Dr Allister was awarded the 2020 RCVS Impact Award.