Not One More Vet
Many veterinary professionals are in crisis. NOMV provides the necessary support to all members of veterinary teams and students who are struggling or considering suicide. Because you are good enough, and you are never alone.
"Not Good Enough"
It’s the mantra of so many veterinary teams. The words that flash through your mind after you are unable to save an animal. And whether the problem was medical, financial, or something else… the message is the same: I’ve failed. And when you carry this weight, the other stressors of working in a veterinary practice can feel unbearable. The bright, impassioned idealism to be the protector and savior of animals turns to ash, and depression begins to take over your life.
You didn't fail. This is not the life we want for you. And there is hope.
self-doubt, criticism, and depression
We see a world for you where you are not constantly weighted down by the cycle of self-doubt, criticism, and depression. We see a world where it isn’t a struggle just to keep going through the motions. We see a world where you can find real joy, peace, and prosperity. Where you can dedicate your life’s work to your true passion, and live the life that deep down you have always known you are capable of. When we tell ourselves a story every day, it begins to feel very real. But please know…
You are never alone. You are good enough. And a better life does await you.
This week we are going to dive into the steps that we can take to ensure that the mental health and wellbeing of the veterinary workforce is getting the attention and care that it deserves.
It is impossible to connect this trend back to a single cause or issue because there isn’t just one issue at play: the practice of veterinary medicine is a “perfect storm” of factors coming together to put veterinary healthcare workers at risk of depression and suicide.
We can’t walk the road for you, but we can carry your backpack.
Healing is possible. It’s why we exist. At our core, NOMV is an online support network of over 26,000 veterinary professionals. We come together to share stories, to cry, to celebrate, to mourn. It’s a place where you can see that you are never alone, and that others understand what you are going through. NOMV is also a 501(C)3 non-profit with a variety of robust programs created to assist veterinary professionals through multiple pathways.
NOMV is the leader in veterinary mental health and will transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support.