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Diversity, equity, inclusion barriers impact pet ownership
September 12, 2022Finding solutions to remove barriers and expand access to a spectrum of care are among the issues veterinary industry leaders will tackle at an upcoming event, backed by the Veterinary Industry Council (VIC) and the North American Veterinary Community (NAVC).
Improving diversity, inclusion in vetmed requires ‘sustained effort’
August 16, 2022Enhancing diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in the veterinary profession is the driving force behind a new initiative from the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and Veterinary Medical Association Executives (VMAE).
Joint effort notes actionable goals to enhance inclusion
November 23, 2020The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) have formed a new commission to lead a coordinated and comprehensive effort to enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) within the animal health industry.
Diversity in veterinary medicine: No longer the whitest, but still the biggest loser
September 25, 2020Veterinary medicine is no longer the whitest profession in the country. Speech pathologists and dental hygienists beat us out this time. Still, 90 percent white (down from 92 percent in 2013) is nothing to celebrate. As our country convulses anew over the ingrained effects of slavery, bigotry, and racism, the thoughtful veterinarian should probably question how these cultural forces affect our profession and what we should be doing to address its persistent homogeneity. Risks …