Lectures

Addressing depression, happiness, cyberbullying, and other important issues.

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Workshops

Tired of sitting through the same old lectures? Do you crave some interactive content? Try a workshop!
NOMV workshops can be tailored to large or small groups, and contain a variety of interactive content, discussions, Q&A and exercises. They typically run 1 to 2 hours.

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  • Depression, Suicide and Religion
    • ​Faith and spirituality is often listed as an important of self care- but how do faith, depression and thoughts about suicide interact? In this lecture Dr. Goble talks about views of depression and suicide from various religious viewpoints, as well as how the misuse of religion can injure individuals living with mental health concerns. Dr. Goble draws on her own experiences for this lecture series and will talk about how faith saved her life. 
  • Finding your Purpose: An Exploration of Missionary Work as a Veterinarian
    • ​Have you ever thought about spending your vacation in remote exotic locales, meeting new and exciting people and helping teach young vets and save animals all at the same time. In this lecture, Dr. Goble talks about her work in Mongolia, as well as a disaster relief veterinarian.
  • How to Help You Help Others
    • ​This talk will cover ways to help identify warning signs in others and giving you some tools to help support them. Often we are faced with seeing others struggling and being unsure whether we should step in, and how to do it. After this talk you will have several steps you can take and more confidence to be able to step in where appropriate.
  • “I’m Fine” The Biggest Lie We Tell Ourselves 
    • ​When asked how we are doing today we often lie to others, and to ourselves. This talk will go into many things we can do to help our own mental health and those around us. 
  • Internships – Are They Right For You?
    • ​There are several different types of internships. Each different type targets a different candidate including many individuals who may do best without an internship. The talk will also help to identify the mentorship set up of internships and private practice clinics with a focus on mental health and wellness. This is geared most towards veterinary students and new graduates.
  • Mental Health CPR: Crisis Triage and Suicide Prevention
    • ​The reality is that one in six veterinarians expresses suicidal ideation at some point in their careers. Do you know more than six veterinarians? Then this talk is for you!  We believe that every veterinarian on the planet needs these skills. Our admin team has extensive training and experience in crisis triage, and will walk you through the concrete steps to make sure colleague is safe and is getting the help they need. 
  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention ​
    • ​Suicide is a very important and growing problem in our profession. This talk covers ways to help identify concerns of suicide in those around you. However the best treatment is prevention and we will go into numerous steps you can take to improve your own mental health and to help create a positive environment, decreasing the risk of suicidal ideation while giving concrete steps to do if it does occur. This talk can be modified to fit the group and format desired. It’s best as a discussion for smaller groups or as a 2 hour talk for great detail and larger groups.
  • Muzzling the Cyberbullies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Reputation Online 
    • ​Ever gotten a bad review, or dealt with someone online who wanted to attack and bash them or the profession as a whole? Can we engage with these people and have productive conversations or is the online world just full of mud slinging? In this lecture we’ll discuss how to best engage with the less friendly elements of the online world.
  • Not One More Vet. From the Trenches of Running a Global Peer to Peer Veterinary Support Group
    • ​One October day, a veterinarian texted with another friend. They shared some of the hard truths about our profession, and in that moment, they felt less alone. One of these veterinarians started a Facebook group to just talk with her vet friends about day to day life in this field. Two years later 10% of all United States veterinarians were in the group. The next year, it was selected as one of the most successful and impactful groups on Facebook. Come talk about the journey with our admin team. We’ll touch on common themes we see in the groups, and solutions we’ve seen work. 
  • The Road Less Traveled: Non-Clinical Careers in Veterinary Medicine
    • Have you landed in a clinical job and been left wondering if clinical medicine is right for you? Dr. Blesdoe will walk you through some of the opportunities in non-clinical Veterinary Medicine and how to break in to the field. 
  • The Science of Happiness: Promoting Mental Wellness in Our Profession with Science
    • ​This lecture is more than your average compassion fatigue lecture. This is self-care for nerds! And come on- you are a doctor, so you are a little bit of a nerd. In the lecture we talk about the science behind self-care recommendations and practices. Ever wonder if mindfulness really works? Come dig in to the science of it with our resident neurologist Dr. Jurney. 
  • Understanding the Mental Health Crisis in Veterinary Medicine
    • ​Are you fatigued about hearing about compassion fatigue and suicide risk? We get it. We talk about this stuff a lot, but have you ever wondered why is this happening in veterinary medicine? The answers aren’t as obvious as you might think. Walk through 20 years of literature on veterinary mental health and maybe learn about ways to help yourself and your profession along the way. 

  • Depression, Suicide and Religion
    • ​Faith and spirituality is often listed as an important of self care- but how do faith, depression and thoughts about suicide interact? In this lecture Dr. Goble talks about views of depression and suicide from various religious viewpoints, as well as how the misuse of religion can injure individuals living with mental health concerns. Dr. Goble draws on her own experiences for this lecture series and will talk about how faith saved her life. 
  • Finding your Purpose: An Exploration of Missionary Work as a Veterinarian
    • ​Have you ever thought about spending your vacation in remote exotic locales, meeting new and exciting people and helping teach young vets and save animals all at the same time. In this lecture, Dr. Goble talks about her work in Mongolia, as well as a disaster relief veterinarian.
  • How to Help You Help Others
    • ​This talk will cover ways to help identify warning signs in others and giving you some tools to help support them. Often we are faced with seeing others struggling and being unsure whether we should step in, and how to do it. After this talk you will have several steps you can take and more confidence to be able to step in where appropriate.
  • “I’m Fine” The Biggest Lie We Tell Ourselves 
    • ​When asked how we are doing today we often lie to others, and to ourselves. This talk will go into many things we can do to help our own mental health and those around us. 
  • Internships – Are They Right For You?
    • ​There are several different types of internships. Each different type targets a different candidate including many individuals who may do best without an internship. The talk will also help to identify the mentorship set up of internships and private practice clinics with a focus on mental health and wellness. This is geared most towards veterinary students and new graduates.
  • Mental Health CPR: Crisis Triage and Suicide Prevention
    • ​The reality is that one in six veterinarians expresses suicidal ideation at some point in their careers. Do you know more than six veterinarians? Then this talk is for you!  We believe that every veterinarian on the planet needs these skills. Our admin team has extensive training and experience in crisis triage, and will walk you through the concrete steps to make sure colleague is safe and is getting the help they need. 
  • Mental Health and Suicide Prevention ​
    • ​Suicide is a very important and growing problem in our profession. This talk covers ways to help identify concerns of suicide in those around you. However the best treatment is prevention and we will go into numerous steps you can take to improve your own mental health and to help create a positive environment, decreasing the risk of suicidal ideation while giving concrete steps to do if it does occur. This talk can be modified to fit the group and format desired. It’s best as a discussion for smaller groups or as a 2 hour talk for great detail and larger groups.
  • Muzzling the Cyberbullies: How to Protect Yourself and Your Reputation Online 
    • ​Ever gotten a bad review, or dealt with someone online who wanted to attack and bash them or the profession as a whole? Can we engage with these people and have productive conversations or is the online world just full of mud slinging? In this lecture we’ll discuss how to best engage with the less friendly elements of the online world.
  • Not One More Vet. From the Trenches of Running a Global Peer to Peer Veterinary Support Group
    • ​One October day, a veterinarian texted with another friend. They shared some of the hard truths about our profession, and in that moment, they felt less alone. One of these veterinarians started a Facebook group to just talk with her vet friends about day to day life in this field. Two years later 10% of all United States veterinarians were in the group. The next year, it was selected as one of the most successful and impactful groups on Facebook. Come talk about the journey with our admin team. We’ll touch on common themes we see in the groups, and solutions we’ve seen work. 
  • The Road Less Traveled: Non-Clinical Careers in Veterinary Medicine
    • Have you landed in a clinical job and been left wondering if clinical medicine is right for you? Dr. Blesdoe will walk you through some of the opportunities in non-clinical Veterinary Medicine and how to break in to the field. 
  • The Science of Happiness: Promoting Mental Wellness in Our Profession with Science
    • ​This lecture is more than your average compassion fatigue lecture. This is self-care for nerds! And come on- you are a doctor, so you are a little bit of a nerd. In the lecture we talk about the science behind self-care recommendations and practices. Ever wonder if mindfulness really works? Come dig in to the science of it with our resident neurologist Dr. Jurney. 
  • Understanding the Mental Health Crisis in Veterinary Medicine
    • ​Are you fatigued about hearing about compassion fatigue and suicide risk? We get it. We talk about this stuff a lot, but have you ever wondered why is this happening in veterinary medicine? The answers aren’t as obvious as you might think. Walk through 20 years of literature on veterinary mental health and maybe learn about ways to help yourself and your profession along the way.