“It’s a privilege to experience and be a part of this amazing animal kingdom and to do the job I do”
Veterinarian Physician. Loving Mom. Humanitarian. Influencer. Business woman. Conservationist. Smiler. It’s fair to say, Alex is Superwoman. Today we hear why.
With Christmas less than a week away, it’s worth taking a moment to be thankful for people like our next guest who provide emergency support for our animals and pets. On Boxing Day alone, they will see up to 100 patients in her hospital. For Dr Alex Hynes, a Veterinarian, it is “part of her life and she would have it no other way”.
Dr Alex is a true Aussie who resides in Queensland, Australia. She spent her childhood, growing up between Australia and the UK. For a young, shy and timid girl these nomadic moves at such influential ages proved, at times, to be unsettling and challenging.
Growing up on farms and helping her mom care, rear and look after their menagerie made her grow an affinity for animals and also influenced her to pursue a career as a Vet.
Besides the educational aspect of this podcast episode, we admire Alex for the work she does as an emergency vet. Be prepared to hear about removing pins from a dogs stomach, taking stones out of a fish’s mouth, a dog with 3rd degree burns and many other stories like that.
Life as a Vet is a stressful and highly emotional occupation as you can well imagine. Working 16 hour shifts is the norm, which is why Alex finds solace and detachment through her exercise, her family and her close support network.
As if all she does is not enough, her caring and philanthropic ways extend to the conservation of the environment of the Great Barrier Reef and raising money to build schools and medical facilities for school children and families in Nepal.
The adventures of Alex seem to only be starting and next year we going to find her as a TV personality on the much acclaimed and loved Series of Bondi Vet in Australia, where they will be behind the scenes filming her and her team at the clinic.
There is so much more in the fine details of this Podcast that we have no doubt you will enjoy, be educated on and be fascinated by! A big shout out and thank you to Dr Alex for all her time and making this such a fun and enjoyable chat.
We hope you enjoy this conversation as much as we did.
Let’s find out what it means for Dr Alex Hynes, to be Ridiculously Human.
Your fellow beings
Craig and Gareth
Other relevant points discussed and mentioned:
Samoyed dog breed
Boxing Day – origin and traditions
A dog’s digestive system
Babe the movie
Netherbury – where she was based in the UK
St Anthony’s (Leweston) school in Dorset
Pet Insurance UK
Pet Insurance AUS
Body Language of animals
Suicide rates in Vets
Animal carers in Australia
Intensive Care Unit, ICU
Advancements in veterinary medicine
Rebuild Hope Nepal
Great Barrier Reef, Australia
Animal Emergency Services, Australia
Bondi Vet – TV Series
The Bambuseae Rhythm Section – Check them out here
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