AVMA Reaches 100,000-Member Milestone Thanks to Generational and Gender Diversity

AVMA Reaches 100,000-Member Milestone Thanks to Generational and Gender Diversity The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) has recently reached a major milestone, with the association now comprising over 100,000 members. The AVMA itself includes around three-quarters of all US veterinarians, with its members belonging to a wide diversity of demographics. The composition of the ages … Read more

RCVS fellowship aims for greater diversity

The RCVS has vowed to continue in its efforts to increase the number of fellowships awarded to people from traditionally under-represented groups. Last year the fellowship welcomed more new women members than men for the first time, and, this year, 15 of the 31 new fellows are women. ‘Enormous contribution’ Board chairperson John Innes said: … Read more

Vet nurse and recruitment company join forces to improve diversity – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

Veterinary nurse Remi Onabolu, who is currently studying to become a veterinary surgeon, has joined forces with JHP Recruitment on a new initiative to improve diversity and attract more individuals from BAME backgrounds into the veterinary profession. Together, they’re producing an educational video to be distributed and used by registered career advisers across the Southwest … Read more

VN diversity group celebrates role models

The VN Diversity, Inclusivity and Widening Participation Working Group (DIWP) is calling on the profession to celebrate its role models as it marks DIWP Role Models Month with a new campaign. Throughout June, the Role Models Campaign will champion the DIWP group’s inspirational role models, and give space to share their stories and experiences. Role … Read more

RVC appoints vice-principal for equality, diversity and inclusion

The RVC has appointed a vice-principal for equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI). Christine Thuranira-McKeever, who took up the role on May 1, aims to help the college strengthen its commitment to promoting and enhancing an inclusive environment. Dr Thuranira-McKeever joined the RVC in 2008 as director of distance learning programs, and in 2020 became chairperson … Read more

RCVS offers free training for vet nurses on civility, diversity, managing stress and inclusive leadership – VetNurse News – Vet Nurse

The RCVS Mind Matters Initiative has launched four free training courses for veterinary professionals, designed both to improve the mental health and wellbeing of individuals and to improve workplace culture for the benefit of all. The courses are: VetLed Civility Training.A survey conducted in 2021 with student veterinary nurses, recently-qualified RVNs, and clinical coaches found … Read more