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Research from Hamlin, Jennifer


Jennifer Hamlin


Tēnā koutou.
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 Otautahi
Ko Pomo te iwi
Ko Hamlin rāua ko Vest kā whānau.
Ko Elizabeth rāua ko Robert kā mātua.
Ko au tēnei.
Ko Jennifer Hamlin tōku ikoa.
Nō reira, tēnā koutou katoa.

Kia ora! I am Jennifer. I am a senior lecturer and have been a programme leader in the School of Veterinary Nursing at Otago Polytechnic since 2005.

Professionally, I am a USA trained Registered Veterinary Technician and Registered Veterinary Nurse and am currently working on my PhD. I have over 20 years' experience in veterinary practices overseas and in New Zealand. I have worked in many different clinical environments including companion and production animal, equine, avian, exotic, equine, wildlife, critical care, surgical, referral practices and the UC Davis teaching hospital. My undergraduate degree major was in Neurobiology, Physiology & Behaviour and I also have a degree in Chemistry. My clinical interests are in nursing practice, wound healing, surgical recovery, quality improvement, research, evidence-based practice, fluid and electrolyte balance, nutrition, animal welfare and animal learning/behaviour.

Since 2010 I have been the Consultant Editor of the UK peer-reviewed journal, The Veterinary Nurse, and I am also an editor of Vetstream Lapis. I have been an executive board member on the New Zealand Veterinary Nursing Association since 2010 and the Chair of the Allied Veterinary Professional Regulatory Council of New Zealand since 2015 where I have been instrumental at establishing New Zealand's first register of veterinary nurses, working to change the Veterinary Act to include regulation of all allied veterinary professionals.

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