If life in danger call Triple Zero 000
If life in danger call Triple Zero 000

Hear Oliver Liyou's story

Oliver's story of Holding on to Hope through pressure experienced as a veterinarian.

About the episode

Many of us who’ve had dealings with a vet probably think it’s a pretty nice life – dealing with animals, charging big bills. As equestrian dental specialist Oliver Liyou explains, they forget there’s no Medicare for pets and that vets are struggling under the weight of stress, financial pressure, long hours and massive emotional dilemmas Oliver built his practise from scratch sharing his expertise through equipment he invented and undergraduates he trained. At the same time, though, he was trying to raise a family and eventually it all became too much.

Read the transcript



Oliver with his horses