Sustainable Vet Clinic Practice: CeeJay Donovan of Massey Vets in Palmerston North – chats with Julie South about her 6 in 6 – six easy to implement sustainable vet clinic practices in six months – she implemented at Massey Vets and the differences she noticed.
For international listeners, Massey Vets is the on-campus teaching hospital of the Veterinary Science Faculty of New Zealand’s Massey University in Palmerston North, New Zealand.
CeeJay has a Bachelor of Veterinary Technology from Massey, a Certificate in Science and Technology from Massey as well as a Certificate in Captive Wild Animal Management from Unitec in Auckland.
If you’ve listened to the previous two episodes on sustainability, you’ll have heard CeeJay’s name mentioned a few times – especially in relation to the social media initiatives she’s kicked off Sustainable Vet Practice – NZ communities on both FB and Insta – so go follow and connect there.
We also talked about some of her big picture goals such as
- finding a way to compost cat poop without exposing the environment to toxoplasma;
- is there a way you can capture and reuse your anaesthetic gas?
- and what’s she doing in regard to responsible antimicrobial disposal.
As you’ll hear her say more than once – one person can make a difference!
Links mentioned in today’s episode
Stay tuned right to the end – if you’re interested you can listen into the after we wrapped everything up chat that CeeJay and I had.
Sustainability at Baxter, which includes info and a contact for PVC recycling:
“Waste Not” article CeeJay mentioned via NZVA. She forgot to mention the lecture she gives each year to Massey’s vet students about sustainability in clinical practice.
Petition to Get2Vets into NZ
Allocate two MIQ spaces per week to visa-approved veterinarians
That the House of Representatives require the allocation of two Managed Isolation & Quarantine (MIQ) spaces per week to allow veterinarians who have been approved by Immigration New Zealand to enter New Zealand.
I – Julie South – believe New Zealand has a dire veterinarian shortage and urgently needs vets from overseas.
Even though Immigration NZ has approved special exceptions for veterinarians to work in New Zealand, they are waiting what I believe are extreme lengths of time for MIQ spaces. In my view, human and animal welfare are at crisis levels because clinics are closing and withdrawing after-hours emergency services, and veterinary professionals’ mental health is at crisis levels.
SIGNATURES ARE 100% CONFIDENTIAL AT: https://tinyurl.com/get2vetsnz