Range and inclusion in veterinary medication

Podcasts on diversity and inclusion

Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
(My veterinary life)

“When a job is limited to only involving a certain group of people, the problem is that you get a limited number of ideas, perspectives and values. And over time, you have condemned yourself to stagnate and stop your own growth. “

Those wise words come from Sean Gadson, a third year veterinary student at UC Davis, who reached out to the My Veterinary Life podcast team to discuss diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession. Gadson has great insights and shares how the prejudices and judgments of others have shaped his own life.

Focus on Pride Month
(My veterinary life)

MVL hosts include members of the Pride Veterinary Medical Community (Pride VMC), Dr. Dane Whitaker and Dr. Abby McElroy. Hear their experiences as part of the LBGTQ + and veterinary community. They cover everything from pronouns and why they’re important to the history of PrideVMC and what the Pride Month celebrations will be like in 2020.

Visibility and pride month from a student perspective
(My veterinary life)

Alex Dhom, a third year veterinary student at the University of Georgia, shares his personal experience and the importance of visibility in the LBGTQ + community. Topics range from mentoring to joining national organizations to the importance of the community.

National Association for Black Veterinarians
(AAVMC DiversityMatters)

Leaders from the National Association for Black Veterinarians share their roles in promoting diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession. Drs. Renita Marshall and Raphael Malbrue discuss how the organization came into being, its goals, future activities and overall efforts to improve representation in veterinary medicine.

From spectator to ally
(AAVMC DiversityMatters)

Dr. Latonia Craig of Purdue University’s College of Veterinary Medicine discusses strategies for transitioning from spectator observation of acts of discrimination to ally.

Discrimination in Veterinary Medicine
(AAVMC DiversityMatters)

Sociologist Adilia James, Ph.D., discusses her research on discrimination in the veterinary profession, qualitatively examines the experiences of people in underrepresented groups, and sheds light on the realities of color vets.

Recommended reading:

Racism Without Racists: Color Blind Racism and the Persistence of Racial Inequality in America

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