Dr. Nicole McArthur Nicole is a second generation veterinarian who is also married to a veterinarian. She graduated from UC Irvine in 1995 with a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology, and then from UC Davis in 2001 with a Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree. After graduation, she entered dairy practice with her husband and her father, and quickly realized she was better suited for small animal practice. Nicole worked as GP, an emergency vet and a relief vet before taking a few years off to be a stay at home mommy. Now that her kids are older, Nicole works part time at a 10 doctor practice in Northern California.
Seeing a need for veterinarians to be able to communicate openly with their peers, Nicole started a secret Facebook group called Not One More Vet. She initially added a few classmates and local colleagues: friends she knew who would be receptive to talking candidly amongst each other. What began as a group of 20 people on October 1, 2014 has steadily grown to over 20,000 veterinarians worldwide.
Late in 2016, the admins at NOMV determined that the next logical step would be to incorporate and form a 501(c)3 charity. In addition to providing peer-to-peer support on our FB page, are able to provide financial and professional mental health support to veterinarians in need.
When she is not shuttling kids or fixing animals, Nicole enjoys spending time with her family and pets. Her many hobbies include trail running, swimming, photography, knitting, soap making and raising backyard chickens.
-- Nicole McArthur, DVM CEO Not One More Vet, Inc.
DVM Dr. Carrie Jurney Carrie is originally from Atlanta, and graduated summa cum laude from the University of Georgia, College of Veterinary Medicine in 2005. After vet school she completed an internship at the VCA Specialty Center of Seattle and her neurology residency at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009. She was awarded her neurology diplomate in 2009 and her Advanced Neurosurgery Certificate in 2011.
Carrie's professional interest include neurosurgical procedures and neurocritical care. She practices both in the Bay Area, and nationally as a locum neurologist. She also is an enthusiastic educator, and enjoys lecturing about Neurology through her company Jurney Veterinary Neurology.
In 2015 she joined Nicole as an administrator of Not One More Vet. Her experiences on NOMV have led her to seek continuing education in mental health and suicide prevention, so she can better understand and be part of the solution for the veterinary mental health crisis. She is a founding board member of Not One More Vet, Inc and is the organization's secretary. In 2017, Carrie was invited to participate in the Facebook Communities Summit, a meeting of the most successful community leaders on the facebook platform. She continues to be an active participate in the Facebook Power Admins Forum.
In her spare time Carrie is a runner, Burning Man theme camp lead, sculptor, stained glass artist, avid traveller and adventurous cook. DVM, DACVIM (Neuro) Dr. Jason Sweitzer Jason started as a kennel assistant in 2000 working up through an RVT before obtaining his DVM. He graduated from UCDavis in 2003 with a BS in Neurobiology, Physiology, and Behavior and in 2009 with his DVM. His professional interests include general and emergency practice on small and exotic animals, with special interests in behavior, management, and teaching. He is now the Intern Director and Extern Coordinator at Conejo Valley Veterinary Hospital, a 22 vet GP/ER clinic in small and exotics, located in Southern California.
His personal interests include veterinary mental health, making others smile with puns, jokes, and support, playing field hockey since 1990, and spending time with his family. He is an administrator for Not One More Vet, Inc. and founder of Not One More Vet Student, devoted to the mental health and suicide prevention in veterinarians and vet students respectively. His goals include bringing awareness to mental health issues within the profession, speaking about them with passion and humor, and empowering the profession to help address these critical issues. He is available to speak at conferences, universities, and VMA gatherings on mental health, internships, and general practice implementation of behavior, exotics, and management. He asks you to remember: You are not alone, We are ALLONE. DVM, RVT, BS Dr. Melanie Goble Melanie Goble, DVM graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Madison School of Veterinary Medicine in 2005 after completing a BS in Psychology at Northland College, Ashland, WI in 2001. After working in private practices as an associate for 9.5 years in Maine and Wisconsin, she started her own business, Renewed Strength Veterinary Services, to allow veterinarians the time off to take care of themselves in mind, body, and soul. Currently based out of Wisconsin, Melanie is also licensed in Alaska, and is willing to obtain licensure in other locations. Her professional passions include behavior, preventative care, mentorship, and mental health and wellness in both people and animals.
Along with being a NOMV founding board member, Melanie is the CFO, Director of Fundraising, and Director of Membership. Melanie has also provided lectures for NOMV at veterinary schools and conferences in the USA and around the world.
Melanie enjoys traveling, reading, singing, and having new experiences, such as learning to blacksmith while in Estonia! For the last 15 years, she has also spoken at schools and community groups about her travels with Christian Veterinary Missions (Nicaragua, Mongolia, Navajo Nation in Arizona), life as a traveling veterinarian, balancing science and faith, and finding passion and joy in life again when all seems lost. She wants everyone to know that they are loved and valued. That even though the darkness pushes in, there is light and purpose. You are important. Vice President, DVM Dr. Abby Whiting Abby Whiting, DVM graduated from the University of Missouri College of Veterinary Medicine in 2011. She has worked as a companion animal general practice veterinarian and Emergency veterinarian since graduation. Her professional interests include: the care of working dogs, pain management, and behavior.
Her personal interests include veterinary mental well being, development of leadership skills in new generations of vets, celebrating the human animal bond, hiking, kayaking, and adventuring. She is the chair person of the Missouri VMA Power of Ten program which strives to develop future leaders of the profession. She also chairs the task force on wellness for Missouri. She is a lecturer on topics like " The WOW exam room experience", "Making the Leap from Student to Doctor", "Our profession in crisis: suicide and wellness what we need to know", "Herd health for veterinarians by veterinarians", "The veterinary team of the future" and "Vaccinating your practice: staying strong and profitable in a changing landscape".
Abby shares her home with two Boston Terriers (Piglet and Bean : aka Pork n Beans), and she is raising a Service Dog, a Golden retriever, for a handicapped child. Piglet is often seen on the facebook page spreading laughter and good cheer.
Abby joined NOMV as a member and quickly felt called to be a more active participant in the NOMV community. She then spent time as a moderator before joining the board in the fall of 2018. In addition to her activities on the facebook forum she manages the blog and our online presence. She is excited to see the profession embrace mental wellness and practice healthier living so that veterinarians can thrive personally, professionally, and spiritually. DVM Dr. Carrie Bio Coming Soon! DVM Mr. Chris Jurney Bio Coming Soon!