Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

The School of Veterinary Medicine

The School is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, mentorship, advocacy, and justice in all aspects of the profession of veterinary medical education, research, and clinical practice. 

To this end, we are committed to fostering access to veterinary education for all learners and maintaining an academic and work environment free of discrimination, wherein diversity is celebrated. We consider inclusivity to be a responsibility of everyone in our learning environment. 

The School recognizes the value of our differences, and these qualities strengthen both our institution and our individual perspectives. We celebrate our community and diversity, including gender, gender expression, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, cultural background, socioeconomic status, age, physical abilities, and educational backgrounds.

Guiding Principles

Provide access and affordability to all learners to increase diversity among veterinary school applicants and enrolled students;

Attract and retain a community of diverse faculty, researchers, clinicians, and professional staff that is inclusive and respectful of multiple perspectives and lived experiences;

Embrace diversity, equity, and inclusion to promote excellence and innovation in veterinary curricula and outcomes assessments to produce culturally competent veterinarians. 

Promoting the value of DEI throughout the veterinary profession to meet the evolving needs of the clients we serve and the animals in their care.