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Ep 133: The Importance of Mental Wellness, with Dr. Lianne Mellin

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In today’s episode of That Vet Life Podcast, Dr. Moriah McCauley is joined by veterinarian, Dr. Lianne Mellin. 

Dr. Lianne is currently working at a companion animal clinic as a general practitioner in New Zealand. Her interests lie in soft tissue surgery, dentistry, and helping owners care for their pets with a keen focus on preventative health care.

Like Dr. Moriah, Lianne graduated from vet school at the end of 2020 amid the COVID-19 pandemic. However, Dr. Mellin didn’t let that stop her, and over her years at veterinary school, Dr. Lianne worked hard to build a social media presence on both Instagram and YouTube in order to help prospective vet students, support those in the industry already and educate the public!

Listen in as Lianne shares her recent experiences changing jobs. She shares the fears she faced in the conversations she had with those around her as she navigated that fateful decision.

She and Dr. Moriah also talk about the recent VetX article she wrote about managing stress and how she sought out therapy as a preventative means of caring for her mental health in this rewarding yet challenging profession. Read it here. 

Outline of this episode:

  • [02:32] Lianne shares the story of her graduation.
  • [05:32] How Lianne navigated her first two years out of vet school.
  • [12:35] Making the decision to resign from her first practice.
  • [16:20] Submitting her letter of resignation.
  • [20:11] Ad break – Become a Thrive member.
  • [22:40] Lianne discusses the fears that ran through her head after she left her old job.
  • [25:43] The moment Lianne realized that those fears were unfounded.
  • [28:03] Finding a mentor in her new boss.
  • [34:07] How Lianne is making waves in the Vetstagram community.
  • [39:24] Lianne’s approach to self-care.
  • [44:00] The episode wraps up.

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