Who is the Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition?
The Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition (DVMC) was established in 2020 to help meet the needs of members of the BIPOC community and other underrepresented groups who are interested in a veterinary medical education. The goal is to bolster them at each step in their educational journey – from youth to adulthood.
The DVMC knows that to catalyze lasting change, we must have clearly defined goals and commitments that are focused and agile to adjust to the changing needs of students, veterinary medicine, and society. By creating more equitable opportunities, we will help grow and diversify the talent pipeline to meet the increasing demand for veterinary care.
- We will educate BIPOC students on different veterinary careers, creating more accessible pathways.
- We will encourage animal health industry leaders to implement best practices for diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
- More BIPOC students will choose to pursue veterinary education and training.
- Animals receive quality care and pet owners better service through a diverse and inclusive community of veterinary professionals.