The importance of representation within veterinary medicine

Juan S. Orjuela, DVM, explains why he thinks it is crucial for veterinary medicine to celebrate Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month

During this interview with dvm360®, Juan S. Orjuela, DVM, cofounder of the Latinx Veterinary Medical Association, explained why celebrating Hispanic/Latinx Heritage Month within veterinary medicine promotes and gives Hispanic/Latinx veterinary professionals and clients the representation they deserve to get better care for patients.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Juan S Orjuela, DVM: Hispanic/Latinx professionals are a growing minority in the veterinary industry. It has been estimated that there are over 20 million Latinx pet owners in the United States alone, and this number is steadily growing. So, that kind of just shows you how important it is to have this representation.