May 30, 2023
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA — Not One More Vet’s (NOMV) Anti-Cyber Harassment Task Force is excited to release a new resource to support the veterinary community members impacted by cyber harassment. This project is possible thanks to the generous contribution of our sponsor Koala Health.
The Anti-Cyber-Harassment Task Force seeks to protect the mental health and wellbeing of veterinary professionals from the damage caused by cyber harassment attacks. The task force was co-created by Dr. Meghan Vaught, DVM, DACVECC, Medical Director at MVMC and Sarah Mills, Vice President of Marketing and Communications at Rarebreed.
The task force, composed of experienced professionals from the veterinary and communications industries, identified four goals: to provide resources to veterinary professionals to prevent cyber harassment; to support those who are being cyber harassed; to provide veterinary professionals with tools to support their colleagues experiencing cyber harassment; and to create cyber harassment educational resources and distribute them throughout the veterinary community.
“At NOMV, we recognize that cyber harassment is a growing problem impacting the mental wellbeing of the veterinary community and we are committed to supporting those impacted,” said Bri Golob, MSW, Registered Clinical Social Work Intern, Director of Programs at NOMV. “We are thrilled to have such a talented and experienced group of professionals on our Anti-Cyber Harassment Task Force, and we look forward to sharing the resources created by this incredible team with the veterinary community.”
“Koala Health works closely with pet parents and vets every day, so we’re committed to helping our veterinarian partners and their staff develop the necessary tools to prevent and fight harassment and create a safe and secure working environment,” stated Gavin Cotter, CEO of Koala Health. To learn more about the Anti-Cyber Harassment Task Force and the resources available, visit nomv.org/anti-cyber-harassment.
About Not One More Vet (NOMV)
NOMV’s mission is to transform the status of wellness in the profession so that veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support.
NOMV addresses wellbeing in veterinary medicine through multiple innovative and inclusive pathways including: evidence-based peer support; comprehensive programs providing leadership focused on wellness; grant programs providing financial support for individuals and clinics experiencing crisis; mentorship and best practices programs addressing mental health from educational institutions to the workplace; raising awareness of the status of mental health in the profession; and research to further the advancement of wellness, mental health, and the reduction of suicide in veterinary professionals. Find out more at nomv.org.
About Koala Health
Koala Health was founded in 2021 by a team that brings deep expertise in the online pharmaceutical and healthcare industry combined with their love of pets. The mission is to provide superior service to pet owners and improve pet health outcomes through increased medication adherence. For more information, visit koala.health.