Veterinary Skills - Communication, Associate Professor
School of Animal and Veterinary Science
Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Technology
Eligible to supervise Masters and PhD - email supervisor to discuss availability.
- Human-animal relationships and animal assisted interventions.
- Veterinarian and veterinary student communication skills.
- Methods for teaching and learning clinical communication skills.
- Veterinarian and Veterinary student mental health and wellbeing.
- Development of professional skills in veterinary students.
Year Citation 2022 Edwards, P. T., Smith, B. P., McArthur, M. L., & Hazel, S. J. (2022). At the heart of a dog's veterinary experience: Heart rate responses in dogs vary across a standard physical examination. Journal of Veterinary Behavior, 51, 23-34.
2021 Arbe Montoya, A. I., Hazel, S. J., Matthew, S. M., & McArthur, M. L. (2021). Why do veterinarians leave clinical practice? A qualitative study using thematic analysis. Veterinary Record, 188(1), 49-58.
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2021 Clise, M. H., Kirby, N., & McArthur, M. L. (2021). Is veterinary work more than satisfying? A critical review of the literature. Veterinary Record, 188(10), 1-9.
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2021 Clise, M. H., Matthew, S. M., & McArthur, M. L. (2021). Sources of pleasure in veterinary work: A qualitative study. Veterinary Record, 188(11), 1-8.
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2021 Arbe Montoya, A., Hazel, S., Hebart, M. L., & McArthur, M. L. (2021). Risk factors associated with veterinary attrition from clinical practice: a descriptive study. Australian Veterinary Journal, 99(11), 495-501.
2021 McArthur, M. L., Learey, T. J., Jarden, A., Van Gelderen, I., Hazel, S. J., Cake, M. A., . . . Matthew, S. M. (2021). Resilience of veterinarians at different career stages: The role of self‐efficacy, coping strategies and personal resources for resilience in veterinary practice. Veterinary Record, 189(2), 9 pages.
2021 Cake, M., Bell, M., Cobb, K., Feakes, A., Hamood, W., Hughes, K., . . . Zaki, S. (2021). Employability as a Guiding Outcome in Veterinary Education: Findings of the VetSet2Go Project. Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 8, 9 pages.
2020 Cake, M., McArthur, M. L., Mansfield, C. F., Zaki, S., Carbonneau, K., & Matthew, S. M. (2020). Challenging identity: Development of a measure of veterinary career motivations. Veterinary Record, 186(12), 386.
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2020 Matthew, S. M., Carbonneau, K. J., Mansfield, C. F., Zaki, S., Cake, M. A., & McArthur, M. L. (2020). Development and validation of a contextualised measure of resilience in veterinary practice: The Veterinary Resilience Scale-Personal Resources (VRS-PR). Veterinary Record, 186(15), 20 pages.
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2020 Hunter, T., van Rooy, D., McArthur, M., Bennett, S., Tuke, J., & Hazel, S. (2020). Mental Health Disease or Preventable Problem? Australian Dog Trainers' Opinions about Canine Separation Anxiety Differ with Training Style.. Animals (Basel), 10(8), 15 pages.
2020 Guess, S., Matthew, S., Cary, J., Lynne Nelson, O., & McArthur, M. (2020). Clinical supervision in veterinary medicine. Journal of the American Veterinary Medical Association, 257(3), 255-261.
2019 Cake, M. A., Mansfield, C. F., McArthur, M. L., Zaki, S., & Matthew, S. M. (2019). An Exploration of the Career Motivations Stated by Early-Career Veterinarians in Australia. Journal of veterinary medical education, 46(4), 545-554.
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2019 Edwards, P. T., Smith, B., McArthur, M., & Hazel, S. (2019). Fearful Fido: Investigating dog experience in the veterinary context in an effort to reduce distress. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 213, 14-25.
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2019 Mcarthur, M. L., Matthew, S. M., Brand, C. P. B., Andrews, J., Fawcett, A., & Hazel, S. (2019). Cross-sectional analysis of veterinary student coping strategies and stigma in seeking psychological help. Veterinary Record, 184(23), 709.
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2019 Edwards, P. T., Hazel, S. J., Browne, M., Serpell, J. A., McArthur, M. L., & Smith, B. P. (2019). Investigating risk factors that predict a dog’s fear during veterinary consultations. PLoS ONE, 14(7), 18 pages.
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2019 Arbe Montoya, A. I., Hazel, S., Matthew, S. M., & McArthur, M. L. (2019). Moral distress in veterinarians. Veterinary Record, 185(20), 631-1-631-7.
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2018 Scott, S., Jong, E., McArthur, M., & Hazel, S. (2018). Follow-up surveys of people who have adopted dogs and cats from an Australian shelter. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 201, 40-45.
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2017 Vijfhuizen, M., Bok, H., Matthew, S., Del Piccolo, L., & McArthur, M. (2017). Analysing how negative emotions emerge and are addressed in veterinary consultations, using the Verona Coding Definitions of Emotional Sequences (VR-CoDES). Patient Education and Counseling, 100(4), 682-689.
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2017 Mcarthur, M., Andrews, J., Brand, C., & Hazel, S. (2017). The Prevalence of Compassion Fatigue among Veterinary Students in Australia and the Associated Psychological Factors. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(1), 9-21.
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2017 McArthur, M., Mansfield, C., Mathew, S., Saki, S., Brand, C., Andrews, J., & Hazel, S. (2017). Resilience in Veterinary Students and the Predictive Role of Mindfulness and Self-Compassion. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(1), 106-115.
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2017 Cake, M., McArthur, M., Matthew, S., & Mansfield, C. (2017). Finding the balance: uncovering resilience in the veterinary literature. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 44(1), 95-105.
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2016 McArthur, M., & Fitzgerald, J. (2016). Evaluation of a communication skills training program for companion-animal veterinarians: a pilot study using RIAS coding. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 43(2), 111-125.
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2016 Czerwinski, V., McArthur, M., Smith, B., Hynd, P., & Hazel, S. (2016). Selection of Breeding Stock among Australian Purebred Dog Breeders, with Particular Emphasis on the Dam. Animals, 6(11), 1-18.
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2015 Hazel, S., Siow, J., & McArthur, M. (2015). Survey of companion animal weight loss programs in metropolitan Adelaide, Australia. Australian Veterinary Practitioner, 45(2), 68-74. 2015 Petrovski, K., & McArthur, M. (2015). The art and science of consultations in bovine medicine: Use of modified Calgary – Cambridge guides. Macedonian Veterinary Review, 38(2), 137-147.
2014 Chur-Hansen, A., McArthur, M., Winefield, H., Hanieh, E., & Hazel, S. (2014). Animal-assisted interventions in children's hospitals: a critical review of the literature. Anthrozoos, 27(1), 5-18.
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2014 Hamood, W., Chur-Hansen, A., & McArthur, M. (2014). A qualitative study to explore communication skills in veterinary medical education. International journal of medical education, 5, 193-198.
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2013 McArthur, M., & Fitzgerald, J. (2013). Companion animal veterinarians' use of clinical communication skills. Australian Veterinary Journal, 91(9), 374-380.
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Year Citation 2015 McArthur, M., & Feakes, A. M. (2015). Veterinary Leadership and Communication Skills. In P. D. Cockcroft (Ed.), Bovine Medicine (3rd ed., pp. 69-76). SINGAPORE: Wiley Blackwell.
Year Citation 2011 Feakes, A. M., McArthur, M. A., Hazel, S. J., & Rutley, D. L. (2011). Gender and other impacts on veterinary student attitudes to nontechnical skills, knowledge and attributes needed for their professional future.. In ERGA Conference (6th : 2011 : Adelaide, Australia). Adelaide.
Report for External Bodies
Year Citation 2018 Cake, M., Ball, M., Cobb, K., Feakes, A., Hamood, W., Hughes, K., . . . Zaki, S. (2018). Interpreting employability in the veterinary context: A guide and framework for veterinary educators. Canberra, ACT, Australia: Australian Government, Department of Education and training.
- 2019 EVA Workforce Sustainability Grant, $15000. Co-Primary Investigator with Melinda Bell, Murdoch, Co-Investigator Martin Cake, Cristy Secombe, Dan Schull , Susan Hazel, Ale Arbe Montoya
- 2016 VetSetGO: a collaborative outcomes and assessment framework building employability, resilience and veterinary graduate success. (Office of Learning and Teaching Grant, $349000) (Principal Investigator, Martin Cake, Co-Investigators Michelle McArthur (co-team lead Resilience with Susan Matthew), Caroline Mansfield, Dan Schull, Liz Mossop, Susan Rhind, Wendy Hamood, Adele Feakes, Sanaa Zaki.)
- 2016 What factors relate to resilience in mid to late career veterinarians? (Seed Grant, $3000, SAVS) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-investigator Susan Matthew Washington State University)
- 2014 Veterinary students and new graduates mental health: enhancement, risks and management. ($4000, Seed Grant, SAVS) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-investigators Susan Hazel and Sam Franklin)
- 2013 An exploratory study of the sources of puppies in Adelaide, and the relationship between puppy source, and owner satisfaction and demographics ($10,650, Dog and Cat Management Board) (Principal Investigator Susan Hazel, Co-Investigator Michelle McArthur)
- 2012 Survey of companion animal weight loss programs in veterinary clinics in Adelaide ($1600) (Principal Investigator Jia Wen Siow, co-supervisor Susan Hazel and primary supervisor, Michelle McArthur)
- 2011 Linking Key Professional Skills with Crucial Life Skills: An Experiential Program for Veterinary Students2nd Veterinary Education Symposium ($3000, Hills Pet Nutrition)
- 2010 Enhancement of Professional Skills for Animal and Veterinary Science Students. ($12,000.00, Teaching and Learning Implementation Grant) (Principal Investigator Michelle McArthur, Co-Investigators Gail Anderson, Adele Feakes, Cindy Bottema, Di Barton, Audrey Stratton).
Teaching content includes:
- Clinical communication skills.
- Human-animal relationships
- Grief and Loss
- Compassion fatigue
- Strategies to build resilience
- Stress and management
2018 Faculty of Science Executive Dean’s Award for Teaching Excellence -Early Career
2019 University of Adelaide Teaching Commendation for the Enhancement and Innovation of Student Learning
Current Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2019 Principal Supervisor Veterinary and Medical Professionals experiences of Trauma at Work Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Natalie Worth 2017 Principal Supervisor Moral conflict effect in mental health of veterinarians Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Alejandra Isabel Arbe Montoya
Past Higher Degree by Research Supervision (University of Adelaide)
Date Role Research Topic Program Degree Type Student Load Student Name 2017 - 2022 Co-Supervisor Emerging Evidence Bases for Investigating and Mitigating Dog Fear during Veterinary Care Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Part Time Ms Petra Tamar Edwards 2013 - 2017 Co-Supervisor The Influence of Maternal Care on Stress-related Responses in Puppies Canis familiaris Doctor of Philosophy Doctorate Full Time Veronika Heather Czerwinski
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