Enhancing Diversity in the Veterinary Profession
Developing a professional veterinary medical workforce that is more
reflective of the diverse tapestry of ethnic, racial, and
underrepresented and disadvantaged groups that characterize modern
society has been a core goal of the AAVMC for more than 30 years.
The AAVMC has been a pioneering leader in promoting diversity for the
entire veterinary medical profession. Substantial progress has been
achieved through innovative programs such as DiVersity Matters.
However, much more work needs to be done in order to ensure the
viability of diverse, inclusive environments on the campuses of our
member institutions and throughout the profession.
The AAVMC works to actively achieve success in this area by supporting
programs that encourage the recruitment and retention of
underrepresented students, staff, and faculty on our campuses. The AAVMC
also seeks to educate all stakeholders about the enduring value of