Researcher profile for Jennifer Hamlin
Kia ora tātou.
Ko California te tūrakawaewae.
I tipu ake au ki Ukiah
I rora i te maru o kā rākau Redwood
I te taha o te moana o Mendocino
Kei te noho au ki Ōtautahi
Ko Hamlin tōku whānau.
Ko Jennifer tōku ingoa.
Ko au tēnei.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.
Kia ora! I am Jennifer. I am a principal lecturer and have worked in the School of Veterinary Nursing at Otago Polytechnic since 2005. I grew up in a small Northern California town, under the majestic Redwood trees, near the beautiful coastline of Mendocino. My whakapapa traces back to the Pomo tribe of native americans, and the first European settlers of North America. I now live in Christchurch having moved to New Zealand from California almost 20 years ago. Aotearoa New Zealand is my home.
Professionally, I am a USA trained veterinary technician and NZ Registered Veterinary Nurse. I have 20 years' experience in veterinary practices overseas and in New Zealand. I have worked in many different clinical environments. My undergraduate degree major was in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behaviour and I also have a degree in Chemistry. I am currently working on my DPP.
Since 2010 I have been the Consultant Editor of the UK peer-reviewed journal, The Veterinary Nurse, and I am on the Editorial Board of the open access, EBVM journal Veterinary Evidence, which is published by RCVS Knowledge. I am also a consultant editor on Vetstream. I have been an executive board member on the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association since 2010 and am the Chair of the Allied Veterinary Professional Regulatory Council of New Zealand since 2014 where I have been instrumental at establishing New Zealand's first register of veterinary nurses.