A photo of Jim Lowe

Volunteer Spotlight: Jim Lowe

Why do you volunteer for NOMV?

Having witnessed personally and professionally the impacts of mental health struggles, volunteering is taking action toward finding solutions while giving back to the profession and improving its future.

A portrait of Liz Hughston, a Certified Vet Technician

Volunteer Spotlight: Liz Hughston

Why do you volunteer for NOMV?

I believe very strongly in removing the stigma around mental health issues in our field and decreasing the incidence of suicide in veterinary medicine.  I love peer support, and everyone sharing their stories to help others.

University of Auburn Veterinary Classroom empty due to the COVID-19 pandemic

Vet School During COVID​

Once I got into vet school though, I felt like I hit an emotional brick wall. My enthusiasm was replaced with imposter syndrome and anxiety over the lifestyle I was pursuing.