Current Initiatives

The time for decisive, committed action in veterinary medicine is now.
The time for decisive, committed action in veterinary medicine is now.

Wake Up, Vet Med

Diversity is one of the most critical challenges facing veterinary medicine today. Beyond the indisputable fact that our profession is one of the least racially and ethnically diverse in the nation, it can no longer be ignored that the future relevance of our field hinges upon the growth and development of a workforce that more closely resembles the American population at large.

Want to help? You can. Right now.

The veterinary community has discussed and explored the issue of diversity, equity, and inclusion enough. The time for talk is over. The time for decisive, committed action is now. This work will not be easy. But we, as members of the vet med community, are no strangers to very hard work and overwhelming sacrifice. If you are committed to seeing this issue addressed, we welcome you and hope you’ll lend us your support by reviewing our recommendations to the AVMA as well as signing our petition below.

Stronger. Together.

This initiative was collaboratively developed and supported by:

Our initiative is also proud to have the support of:

Want to have your company or organization listed as a supporter of the #WakeUpVetMed Initiative? Email us at multiculturalvma@gmail.com

 

Veterinary Schools:

Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Louisiana State University School of Veterinary Medicine

Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine

The Ohio State University College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Arizona College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine

University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine

Western University College of Veterinary Medicine

Veterinary Specialties:

American Association of Industry Veterinarians

American Board of Veterinary Practitioners

American College of Veterinary Internal Medicine

American Society of Laboratory Animal Practitioners

Association of Shelter Veterinarians

Veterinary Practices:

Dogs & Cats Veterinary Referral and Emergency

Lakeshore Veterinary Specialists

Industries:

Hill’s Pet Nutrition

Elanco

PetDesk

Search Business Group

Trupanion

Rarebreed Veterinary Partners

Veterinary Businesses:

Snout School

Cary Consulting

ALD Veterinary Consulting, LLC

Dr. Jessica Vogelsang

Flourish Veterinary Consulting

Germinder + Associates, Inc

The Business Vet

Vet Candy

Motivatum Veterinary Consulting

VETgirl

State, Regional Associations:

Portland Veterinary Medical Association

Washington State Veterinary Medical Association

Massachusetts Veterinary Technician Association

Student Organizations:

Student American Veterinary Medical Association

Western University College of Veterinary Medicine DIVERSE Club

Veterinary Non-Profits:

British Veterinary Ethnicity and Diversity Society

Not One More Vet

Pawsibilities

Pet Sustainability Coalition

MightyVet

Communities:

The Bridge Club