Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
It's no secret that veterinary medicine is the least diverse profession.
The MVMA is committed to providing an accepting, open, welcoming community for all veterinary professionals. We are always working on addressing this important topic and encourage you to become familiar with these resources. Reach out to the MVMA staff if you have additional suggestions or would like to get more involved!
The MVMA has signed on as an organization to the Gender Identity Bill of Rights (GIBOR) through PrideVMC. We encourage individuals and other organizations to do so, too! Learn more HERE.
Consider engaging in Journey for Teams, a pathway for veterinary professionals to deepen knowledge and understanding of diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) and to help advance DEI in the workplace. Learn more and get started HERE.
Membership in these ten affinity groups is open to all. We encourage you to get involved!
Native American Veterinary Association (private Facebook group)
Pride Veterinary Medical Community
Pride Student VMC
Trainings and Education
Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program at Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine: Diversity and Inclusion Certificate Program for Faculty and Faculty Administrators, Interns, Residents and non-Faculty Educators, Staff, Students, Veterinarians and Veterinary Students
AVMA's Brave Space Certificate Program: Self-paced learning curriculum that teaches participants how to gain deeper understandings of the people around us and create healthier, safer, more inclusive veterinary teams, practices, and organizations.
LinkedIn Diversity Webinar Series
Harvard Implicit BIas Test
Reflection Questions as you read/listen:
- What does this have to do with me?
- How could I explain these concepts to friends, family, and colleagues?
- What emotions am I mindful of as I read/listen?
- How does this connect with things that I've learned?
- What will I choose to do differently as a resule of what I've read/heard?
VMAE's Journey a guide for advancing DEI in Veterinary Medicine
Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) - advancing DEI in animal welfare