Bushfires Take a toll on Australian Veterinary Community
There are multiple ways to measure the impact of the ferocious 2019 Australia Bushfire season, including:
- Over 18 million hectares burned
- Over 2,800 homes burned
- Poor air quality health risks
- 400 megatonnes of carbon dioxide released into the atmosphere
- Various economic consequences
Then there is the mental health cost to the animal health professionals who are working to reduce animal suffering in the midst of the devastation.
Veterinary Psychologist Dr. Nadine Hamilton shares the stories and insights she’s gathered from her work.