AmerisourceBergen Foundation provides $50,000 grant to Not One More Vet

March 31, 2021
dvm360 Staff

The funds helped launch NOMV’s Emergency Grants Program for veterinary clinics affected by natural disasters.

Not One More Vet (NOMV) has just added $50,000 to its nascent Emergency Grants Program fund, which provides financial assistance to veterinary clinics that are at risk for closing due to a natural disaster, pandemic, or other catastrophic events. The grant was provided by the AmerisourceBergen Foundation, a nonprofit charitable organization that supports health-related causes that enrich the global community.

NOMV, which supports more than 30,000 veterinary professionals worldwide, provides a wide range of resources, services, and education to support the well-being and mental health of the veterinary community. The Emergency Grants Program is among its newest offerings.

“The Emergency Grants Program is a new piece of our NOMV Support Grants designed to specifically address the stressors associated with natural disasters,” says Darlene Bos, executive director of NOMV, in a recent press release. “By allowing clinics to stay open, the entire veterinary team is able to stay focused on the health and well-being 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 in 2014 as a peer support group to help address the alarming rates of suicide and mental health issues in the veterinary industry. In 2017, the organization gained 501(c)3 status so that it could provide support grants to individual veterinary professionals and students in crisis with the goal of easing financial stressors so recipients can focus on their mental health.

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, the AmerisourceBergen Foundation has committed more than $1 million to support communities, individuals, and nonprofits impacted by the pandemic.

“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,” says 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 well-being and the health of their patients.”

Veterinary practices seeking financial assistance from NOMV can click here to apply for a grant of up to $5000.