11 episodes

Join Cam and Kate as they examine veterinary science through the lens of diversity

The Veterinary Kaleidoscope Australian Rainbow Vets and Allies

    • Kids & Family

Join Cam and Kate as they examine veterinary science through the lens of diversity

    Episode 8 - Andrew Thompson

    Episode 8 - Andrew Thompson

    In this episode Kate and Cam speak to veterinary nurse, educator and counsellor Andrew Thompson about diversity in veterinary nursing, career pathways, mental wellbeing and positivity.
    As always we have a transcript of the episode available at the link below.
    The Veterinary Kaleidoscope Summit is on in Sydney from the 27th to the 28th of February as part of the Pride Amplified program. Many of our guests - including Andrew - will be presenting and part of the program. If you'd like to know more, or better yet, if you'd like to register to attend, you can do so via our website. We'd love to see you there!
     
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    Thank you very much to our sponsors Greencross and Covetrus for supporting the podcast

    • 45 min
    Episode 7 - Dr Siraya Chunekamrai

    Episode 7 - Dr Siraya Chunekamrai

    Sit back and enjoy a wonderful discussion on balance, philosophy, chaos, messiness, and how vets are ideally suited to saving the world with WSAVA President Siraya Chunekamrai. 
     
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    • 50 min
    Episode 6 - Dr Channy McGowan

    Episode 6 - Dr Channy McGowan

    Cam and Kate talk to Channy about her identity as an Pansexual, intersex person. We talk bodily autonomy, being invisibly diverse and also travel!
     
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    • 1 hr 24 min
    TVK Special Episode: Jan 26th Invasion Day / Australia Day

    TVK Special Episode: Jan 26th Invasion Day / Australia Day

    In this episode we talk about what it is like being an Aboriginal Australian on "Australia Day".

    • 25 min
    Episode 5 - Dr Dhash Perera

    Episode 5 - Dr Dhash Perera

    We discuss with recent graduate Dhash Perera what it's like being a cis gay male Sri Lankan veterinarian in Far North Queensland. We talk about racism, micro aggressions, self care, the importance of having a safe space to rejuvenate, the AVA mental health wellness report and whether Dhash would take a magic pill to make his skin fairer.Somehow in all of that Kate manages to not actually swear for the whole episode!!
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    • 1 hr 27 min
    Episode 4 - Professor Darren Trott

    Episode 4 - Professor Darren Trott

    Content warning: In this episode we speak about depression, self harm and suicide.  If that doesn't sound like a safe range of topics for you, you might consider skipping this episode.
    In this episode Kate and Cam speak to vet, microbiological researcher, lecturer and soon-to-be B&B operator Professor Darren Trott, along with his wonderful partner Janelle.  We chat about birthdays, a changing world, careers in research, support of students, antimicrobial resistance, experiences for those with mental illnesses and those who support them, invisible illnesses, strengthening relationships through adversity and the mighty Bohemian (or Dalmatian) Rhapsody.
    Here you can find the transcript for this episode and our Linktree link to other episodes and relevant images.
    Thanks for listening!
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    • 1 hr 6 min

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