Meet Our Board Dr. Carrie Jurney: Vice President NOMV Inc.
The bullet points of my life are that I graduated vet school from UGA in 2005, and went straight in the the specialty track. Internship in Seattle, Neuro residency at Penn. Currently I own my own consulting practice in the San Francisco Bay Area. I'm married to a wonderful guy who works in video games, and we have three cats including a Bengal named Monster, who is my crazy spirit animal.
A resident mate added me to NOMV the day after it was created. At that point I was in process of becoming an owner in a multispecialty practice, and I was completely overwhelmed. I was already a Facebook addict, so I happily joined. Little did I know that the community I found there would change my life. Here was a place where I could talk to veterinarians who just understood. I didn't have to explain the circumstances of my day to day- they knew what a hard euthanasia was like, they knew what it was like to have someone yell at you because they were grieving, they just knew me.
Very quickly I convinced Nicole to let me help her admin the board, and we were off. It's been a wild ride from small Facebook group, to 501c3 charity with global membership. But NOMV has added tremendous purpose and fulfillment to my life. I'm grateful for our community and the work we do. If you had told me I would be devoting this much time to a charity ten years ago, I wouldn't have believed you, but now- I can't imagine life any other way
"October 18th, 2019 - Not One More Vet, Inc is excited to announce an amazing and natural partnership with BetterHelp
to provide online therapy resources to the veterinary profession. Veterinarians, veterinary support staff, and veterinary students have been shown to suffer from increased levels of stress, depression, and suicidal ideation. All of these groups tend to devote so much of their time to the profession that they often are unable to take care of themselves and their own mental health needs. BetterHelp and NOMV have recognized the significant need for another option in care. Therefore, BetterHelp has offered the support of their online network of 3,800 therapists. Many factors, including the hectic and unpredictable schedules of veterinary professionals, often prevent access to traditional therapy prior to a crisis event. BetterHelp offers a purely online platform that includes secure messaging, voice chats, and video chats to meet each member of the profession where they are at, and in the ways they are most comfortable. BetterHelp offers a service that allows anyone to select a therapist from numerous different qualities and interests so everyone is comfortable speaking to someone who gets them and their unique needs.
BetterHelp also appreciates that the realities of the veterinary profession make cost a significant barrier to initially reaching out and utilizing therapy services. To that end, they have generously offered to provide one month of their service to every member of the Not One More Vet family at no cost. This means that every veterinarian, veterinary support staff member, and veterinary student member has access to this resource. We are excited to announce this amazing partnership during Veterinary Technician Appreciation Week as NOMV and BetterHelp, along with the entire NOMV Nation, appreciate our entire support staff, including all of our veterinary technicians. At Not One More Vet, Inc. we appreciate all of our veterinary technicians, and are excited to partner with BetterHelp to bring such a natural and beneficial resource to our entire community. Partners like BetterHelp are helping Not One More Vet, Inc. provide resources to the profession so that we can change the tides of mental health in our profession and create a future where Not One More Vet professional is lost to suicide.
BetterHelp is the world’s largest counseling service. BetterHelp connects people facing life's challenges with a counselor from our network of licensed, accredited, and board-certified therapists. Each month, over 1,500,000 counseling messages, chats, voice calls, and video sessions are facilitated through BetterHelp’s secure website and mobile app. Its mission is to provide everyone with easy, affordable, and private access to professional counseling, anytime, anywhere.”
The Admin Team of NOMV is a group of veterinarians dedicated to improving veterinary mental health.