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Diversity, Equity & Inclusion News

February 2023Black History Month

Black History Month

Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. The AAEP also honors in February the achievements of African-American veterinarians in the equine industry while also sharing resources to expand awareness within the veterinary community about diversity, equity and inclusion.

Diversity and Inclusion Resources for Veterinary Professionals:

The AVMA and the AAVMC offer several free webinars and podcasts which discuss diversity and equitable treatment in the profession. Visit the AVMA Diversity and Inclusion webpage to access their library.

Featured Podcast: AAVMC DiversityMatters

Episode - National Association for Black Veterinarians

Leaders from the National Association for Black Veterinarians talk about their role in promoting diversity and inclusion in the veterinary profession. Drs. Renita Marshall and Raphael Malbrue discuss how the organization came to be, the goals, future organizational activities and overall efforts to improve representation within the profession.

Learn more about the NABV here.

Article: Diversity Issues in Veterinary Medicine - A Student's Perspective

By Dr. Ty Blanche, AAEP member