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In this week’s podcast episode we are chatting to Daniella Dos Santos and Rosie Allister about the important topic of microaggressions.


Daniella graduated from the Royal Veterinary College in 2012, having previously obtained a degree in molecular genetics from Kings College London. She is past President of the British Veterinary Association, during which she championed #VetDiversity, and is a vocal advocate of the importance and value of diversity, inclusion and widening participation within the veterinary profession. She led the first BVA Discrimination Survey in 2019, and has presented the work she has undertaken as BVA President to the Federation of Veterinarians of Europe. In 2021 she became a Fellow of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for Meritorious Contributions to the Profession, and was also awarded the RCVS Inspiration Award 2021.


Rosie has received the BVA Chiron Award and RCVS Impact Award for work on veterinary mental health. Her PhD researched mental health, support and identity and how this affects veterinary wellbeing. She has substantial experience in applied suicide prevention, support, and evidence-based solutions. She combines technical and academic knowledge with a practical background in veterinary practice. Rosie manages Vetlife Helpline and volunteers with All4Paws veterinary clinic and Samaritans.


Vetlife Helpline is available 24 hours a day to provide confidential support to the veterinary community. Call 0303 040 2551 or email via www.vetlife.org.uk