Not One More Vet, Inc.

Because you are good enough. And you are never alone.

aka NOMV   |   San Francisco, CA   |  https://nomv.org

Mission

NOMV will transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support.

Notes from the nonprofit

As a relatively new non-profit, we are finding our way. We are thankful to have made a difference in the lives of many individuals already and strive to continue to save lives. Thank you for considering Not One More Vet, Inc. for your financial gifts.

Ruling year info

2017

Executive Director

Darlene Bos

Main address

P.O. Box 426656

San Francisco, CA 94102-6656 USA

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EIN

82-0651952

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Veterinary professionals are at elevated risk for wellbeing and mental health problems. Unfortunately, literature has shown that veterinary professionals have as much as a five-fold increased risk of suicide compared with the general public. One large scale survey of veterinarians found that compared to the general public, veterinarians have increased rates of serious psychological distress, are more likely to experience depressive episodes, and are more likely to express suicidal ideation. Alarmingly, this study found that one in six veterinarians contemplate suicide during their careers. Many veterinarians are suffering from chronic work overload and extreme stress. Veterinary professionals regularly deal withconflict in the workplace. The expanding online world is only compounding this problem. The AVMA reports one in five veterinarians have experienced cyber bullying.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Peer-to-Peer Support

Our peer-to-peer support is comprised of veterinary professionals helping other veterinary professionals struggling with mental health concerns, suicide ideation, and general life situations. We currently use Facebook as our primary platform.

With the University of Tennessee and Auburn University we are developing a revolutionary new peer-to-peer support program called LifeBoat which will launch in early 2021.

Population(s) Served
Adults

NOMV provides grants to veterinary professionals that require emergency assistance to navigate a crisis. This may include, but is not limited to: assistance after natural disasters, medical and psychological care, substance dependency programs, and housing or employment support.

Population(s) Served
Adults
People with diseases and illnesses

NOMV provides educational lectures and workshops on suicide prevention, wellness, and emotional intelligence.

Population(s) Served
Adults

We work with Universities and Academic Institutions to assist on research projects that directly address our focus of mental health and wellbeing in veterinary professionals.

Population(s) Served
Academics

We are developing a Practice Certification Program to be launched in 2021. This program will provide veterinary clinics and hospitals with the tools to address wellness and identify those practices that are wellness-focused.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Total number of organization members

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Young adults, Seniors

Related Program

Peer-to-Peer Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total membership in our Veterinary Professional support groups exceeds 26,000 and continues to grow.

Number of groups/individuals benefiting from tools/resources/education materials provided

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults

Related Program

Education

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

All of our members benefit from our peer-to-peer support group. In addition, those who participate in our sessions, workshops, and lectures benefit from our Education programs.

Hours of support group services offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Seniors, Young adults

Related Program

Peer-to-Peer Support

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Our support groups operate 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, every day of the year.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Not One More Vet (NOMV) is focused on wellbeing, mental health, and crisis intervention in the veterinary community. We will transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through:
1) Education: Our goal is to provide wellness education to veterinary professionals across the globe.
2) Resources: Our goal is to provide mental health, crisis intervention, and wellness resources to veterinary professionals across the globe.
3) Support: Our goal is to provide individualized support to those in need.

NOMV addresses wellbeing in veterinary medicine through multiple innovative strategies:
-NOMV’s large peer support network seeks to reduce isolation, provide personal support from caring and understanding peers, and allow for crisis intervention when needed.
-NOMV’s educational program provides leadership focused on wellness. Our trainers speak at conferences, events, and webinars, bringing a message of hope to their peers.
-NOMV’s support grant program provides immediate financial support to help veterinarians, support staff, or students in financial crisis, thus reducing their emotional stress.
-In a partnership with BetterHelp, NOMV members can receive one month of free psychotherapy, getting them started on their way to wellness.
-NOMV is currently working with the University of Tennessee and Auburn University to develop a revolutionary online crisis support system specifically designed for veterinary professionals.
-NOMV is participating in research to further the advancement of wellness, mental health, and the reduction of suicide in veterinarians, helping to bring a better future to all in the profession.
-NOMV is creating a Practice Certification Program to provide clinics and hospitals with the tools to provide an environment of wellness.

Our quickly growing organization hired its first two staff members in 2020. With the support of an Executive Director and Administrative Coordinator, NOMV now has greater capacity to organize and direct its growth.

The six-person Board of Directors contains diverse skills, abilities, and expertise to guide and lead NOMV into a robust future. The Board includes three practicing DVMs (all of whom are also clinic owners) a Practice Manager, Marketing and Wellness professional, and a Veterinary Technician.

New fundraising methodologies including a signature annual event and a targeted Individual Giving strategy will help to expand the financial resources needed to support our robust programs.

NOMV has been able to provide grants allowing veterinary professionals to seek help in times of crisis. In 2020, we provided nearly $50,000 in grants to individuals in need. We have raised an additional $100,000 allowing us to launch an outreach campaign and give away three times as much grant funding in the coming year.

The NOMV Facebook page has grown to over 26,000 international members We are looking to continue to grow and make connections with veterinarians that will save lives.

We have participated in significant research studies by institutions such as: Johns Hopkins, University of Tennessee, and Auburn University. We are engaging in a new study with Colorado State University soon.

We have provided dozens of lectures, workshops, and other educational talks and discussions across the U.S. and in three additional countries. We plan to take our education online and provide a variety of programs available free of charge at any time.

After a year of development, we are preparing to launch an innovative crisis intervention platform called LifeBoat in early 2021.

We have developed a Practice Certification Working Group with highly qualified individuals. We plan to launch a comprehensive Practice Certification Program in 2021.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Constituent (client or resident, etc.) advisory committees, Suggestion box/email,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To identify where we are less inclusive or equitable across demographic groups, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • What significant change resulted from feedback?

    We have developed an advisory committee to help us address areas of concern within our community, specifically racial issues right now. We are looking to expand that to other under represented demographics within our community as well.

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

    The people we serve, Our staff, Our board, Our funders, Our community partners,

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, It is difficult to get honest feedback from the people we serve, It is difficult to identify actionable feedback,

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Not One More Vet, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 4/5/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Dr. Carrie Jurney

Carrie Jurney

Jurney Veterinary Neurology

Melanie Goble

Renewed Strength Veterinary Services, LLC

Caitlin Furlong

B.W. Furlong Associates

Paul Mataras

Boston Veterinary Clinic

Brian Bourquin

Boston Veterinary Clinic

Karla Fernandez

Pacifica Pet Hospital

Chris Kughn

Buckelew Programs

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 01/07/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or other sexual orientations in the LGBTQIA+ community
Disability status
Person with a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

Disability