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
The Admin Team of NOMV is a group of veterinarians dedicated to improving veterinary mental health.