Second annual Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run raises $13,000 to further inclusion and wellness in the veterinary profession


Critical funds raised for PrideVMC, Not One More Vet, and Stryder Cancer Foundation

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Relief Rover—a service that connects veterinary practices with relief veterinary professionals—announced the results of its second annual Clinic to 5K Virtual Run, presented by Craig’s Vegan, in a press release.1 During Pride Month 2022, participants raised more than $10,000 for PrideVMC, an organization dedicated to creating a better world for the LQBTQ+ veterinary medical community In addition, Not One More Vet will receive $2,000 to assist in their mission to transform the status of mental wellness within the profession so veterinary professionals can survive and thrive through education, resources, and support. Stryder Cancer Foundation will receive $700 to help aid pets and their human’s fighting cancer by providing emotional and financial support during the treatment and/or the loss of a pet.

“The team at Relief Rover is thrilled with the support and love our community showed for improving the inclusivity and wellness of our veterinary professionals during this year’s Clinic to 5K,” said Cindy Trice, DVM, founder and CEO at Relief Rover in the release. “It’s rewarding to again see our industry and allies rally around each other to positively impact those selflessly giving their all for the health and well-being of pets.”1

This year’s Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run had just under 700 paid registrations, topping last year’s event. According to the release, participants stretched across the generations this year with people from 3 years old to 91 years old stepping out to show support of wellness and inclusivity in the veterinary industry. The event also saw over 150 dogs, a new record for the event, participating in their bone-shaped race bibs.

"It's always energizing to see a PrideVMC Partner create a unique opportunity like the Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run to draw needed attention to diversity, equity, and inclusion in the veterinary industry," said Abby McElroy, DVM, president of PrideVMC. "We are thankful for Dr Cindy Trice and her team, the 5K sponsors and all the participants for their generous donation to support our efforts at PrideVMC."

Sponsors for this year’s Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run included presenting sponsor Craig’s Vegan, along with additional sponsorship from The Social DVM, The Vets, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Fear Free, Companion Pet Partners, Plumb’s, Veterinary Emergency Group, Flourish Veterinary Consulting, Hamilton ADR – NC, National Veterinary Law Group at Mandelbaum Barrett, and Shepherd Veterinary Software.

The Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run is open to all who want to support the people who care for animals. Relief Rover said in the release to expect an announcement for next year’s even soon on their website and LinkedIn channel.


Second annual Relief Rover Clinic to 5K Virtual Run promotes wellness and raises critical funds to further inclusion in the veterinary profession. News release. Relief Rover August 17, 2022. [email]

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