AVMA partners in diversity initiative

AVMA partners in diversity initiativeWe are pleased to announce that the AVMA has partnered with the Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine and the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) to launch an exciting new initiative in advancing diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession.

Purdue is now offering online certificate programs in diversity and inclusion for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, educators and students through the Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Purdue developed the center in partnership with the AVMA and the AAVMC.

Even simple efforts can improve your interactions with clients, coworkers, colleagues and others. What’s more, diversity and inclusion efforts can increase your business’ productivity and profit. One of the goals stated in the AVMA policy on diversity is to promote an understanding of the varied needs of the diverse communities AVMA members serve. The association is committed to actively promoting and maintaining diversity in our membership and organization, and educating our members regarding the value of diversity.

Participants in the certificate program will complete a combination of online learning modules, community engagement and cultural experiences. The goal is to help them build their skill sets to better navigate the diversity of generations, sexual orientation, ability, gender, race and ethnicity. Certificates and nine hours of continuing education credit are available upon program completion.

The Purdue Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine will help provide veterinary students, professionals and support staff the intercultural skills needed to be successful in an increasingly diverse world and to better serve our clients and society as a whole.

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