May 7, 2021
Not One More Vet Receives Grant from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation to Launch a New Emergency Grants Program for Veterinary Clinics in Need
Francisco, CA (March
23, 2021) – Not One More Vet (NOMV) announced that it received a $50,000 grant
from the AmerisourceBergen Foundation,
a not-for-profit charitable organization focused on supporting health-related
causes that enrich the global community. The funds enabled NOMV to launch an
Emergency Grants Program, which will help to keep the doors open of veterinary
clinics experiencing the effects of a natural disaster.
NOMV, which supports more than 30,000 veterinary professionals worldwide, provides a wide range of resources, services and education to support the wellbeing and mental health of the veterinary community.
“The Emergency Grants Program is a new piece of our NOMV Support Grants designed to specifically address the stressors associated with natural disasters,” said Darlene Bos, executive director of NOMV. “By allowing clinics to stay open, the entire veterinary team is able to stay focused on the health and wellbeing of themselves and their patients. We are grateful to the AmerisourceBergen Foundation for providing the funding to launch this important and timely program.”
NOMV was established 2014 as a peer support group dedicated to helping address the alarming rates of suicide and mental health issues in the veterinary industry. In 2017, NOMV gained 501(c)3 status with the intent to provide support grants to individual veterinary professionals and students in crisis with the goal of easing financial stressors so recipients could focus on mental health and wellbeing.
Natural disasters, such as severe hurricanes or flooding, or catastrophic events can pose significant challenges to veterinarians who need to keep their clinics open to continue to provide care. The crisis situations can have devastating effects, including a clinic closing due to delayed insurance payments or insufficient funds to secure a temporary shelter. With the support of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, NOMV leaders developed the Emergency Grants program, which provides financial assistance to veterinary clinics that are at risk of closing due to a natural disaster, pandemic or catastrophic event.
“Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, veterinary workers have shown tremendous resilience and a commitment to overcoming challenges to protect the health of animals in our communities,” said Gina Clark, president of the AmerisourceBergen Foundation. “By supporting this new program, our goal is to help veterinarians when they need it the most. We hope this will provide them with the resources needed to remain open in the aftermath of a natural disaster so they can stay focused on what matters the most—their wellbeing and the health of their patients.”
Representatives of clinics experiencing the effects of a natural disaster or catastrophic event can apply for assistance from the NOMV program with the form linked here: https://nomv.org/apply-for-a-grant/
As the philanthropic arm of AmerisourceBergen Corporation, the Foundation is committed to improving the health and wellbeing of patient populations—both human and animal—by partnering with organizations to expand access to quality healthcare. Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Foundation has committed more than $1million to support communities, individuals and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic, including donations to organizations focused on combatting economic, psychosocial and health challenges. For more information about the Foundation and its mission, please visit www.amerisourcebergenfoundation.org.
Not One More Vet (NOMV) will transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support. NOMV addresses wellbeing in veterinary medicine through multiple innovative pathways including: the world’s largest veterinary peer-to-peer support group; an educational program providing leadership focused on wellness; a support grant program providing immediate financial support; an online crisis support system specifically designed for veterinary professionals; and research to further the advancement of wellness, mental health, and the reduction of suicide in veterinary professionals. Find out more at nomv.org
About the AmerisourceBergen Foundation
The AmerisourceBergen Foundation is an independent not-for-profit charitable giving organization established by AmerisourceBergen Corporation to support health-related causes that enrich that global community. The Foundation aims to improve the health and well-being of its patient populations – both human and animal – by investing in its communities. Through strategic partnerships and community collaboration, the Foundation works to expand access to quality healthcare and provide resources to ensure prescription drug safety. For more information, visit www.amerisourcebergenfoundation.org.