Dr Kate Clarke believes we all have more to offer than technical veterinary skills. Since graduating from the University of Queensland in 1997, Kate’s worked in mixed and small animal practice in regional Victoria and England. She gained her Membership of the Australian and New Zealand College of Veterinary Scientists in Small Animal Medicine in 2003, and spent 18 years working at Eureka Veterinary Hospital in Ballarat. Raising 2 children with her veterinarian husband, she became frustrated by the limited career growth options that support a work-life balance for experienced vets. However in 2017/18, Kate’s inclusion in the global Homeward Bound Project and it’s second Antarctic expedition changed the way she understood leadership, purpose and values. She loves mentoring vets and nurses, is now completing her Masters of Business Administration, and this year was appointed to the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. Through outreach, education and coaching, Kate advocates for collaborative leadership, open-minded human resource management and empathetic communication.