Not One More Vet Is Racing Around the World to Raise Awareness of Veterinary SuicideThu, 20 Aug 2020 08:47:00 CDT
To help raise awareness of veterinary suicide and promote well-being within the veterinary community, Not One More Vet (NOMV) is inviting everyone to join the Race Around the World, which will take place from Sept. 1 to Nov. 10, 2020. The goal is to accumulate 25,000 miles/40,000 kilometers representing the circumference of the Earth and illustrating NOMV's goal to reach veterinary professionals around the world. Donations to NOMV go toward some of our key programs, including our large peer support network that seeks to reduce isolation and provide personal support from caring and understanding peers, educational leadership programs, and our work with the University of Tennessee and Auburn University to develop a revolutionary online crisis support system specifically designed for veterinary professionals providing leadership.
Since 2014, NOMV has been pioneering online peer-to-peer support and mentorship, reaching over 26,000 veterinarians, support staff and veterinary students from around the world. In addition, NOMV is pioneering work on a revolutionary online crisis support system, leading the way in wellness education and focusing on meaningful research into mental health within the veterinary profession.
COVID-19 has created an elevated sense of urgency in providing wellness resources to those in the veterinary profession dealing with additional stresses due to the global pandemic. We are seeing unprecedented levels of workload, abuse and bullying as essential workers and veterinary professionals must balance their own needs and the needs of their families with their work.
To help address these needs, NOMV is raising crucial funds through a well-focused community-building fundraiser in the form of an online international virtual race. Zoetis has partnered with NOMV as the premier sponsor to help raise awareness. "Zoetis is committed to helping veterinarians care for their well-being so they can flourish both personally and professionally. With that in mind, we are honored to sponsor Not One More Vet Race Around the World, which works to help veterinary professionals overcome challenges so they can remain dedicated to caring for animals as they take care of themselves," said Jeannie Jeffery, vice president of the U.S. equine business at Zoetis.
Registration for the event is now open; participants can choose to register as an individual or as part of a team. Cost of registration is $25 and is open to both domestic and international participants. Click here to learn how to register and to view full event details or visit NOMV YouTube and listen to an announcement about the race from NOMV President Dr. Carrie Jurney. Run, walk or use a mobile device to track your miles and support NOMV. Be sure to tag your pictures and videos with #WhoAreYouRacingFor, #NOMVRaceAroundTheWorld and #ZoetisEquine.
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