We stand in solidarity with our colleagues throughout academic veterinary medicine who are working hard to establish and sustain diverse, equitable and inclusive working and learning environments. A commitment to inclusive and appropriate speech is a prerequisite for creating just, inclusive and productive environments within our academic communities.
The AAVMC affirms the principle of inclusive excellence in veterinary medical education and actively works to advance diversity and inclusiveness.
The values imbedded in our Principles of Inclusion promote personal freedom, dignity, respect and justice, and reject prejudice and discrimination in every form.
The concept of diversity encompasses respect, understanding and appreciation for differences in people and the value and strength of diversity in a team or group.