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Veterinary Colleges and Organizations Act to Support Antiracism and Diversity Programs

07/14/20 By
Merck Veterinary Manual

Following the recent unrest in the US related to police violence against African-Americans, several veterinary colleges and national veterinary organizations have taken additional steps to support social justice movements and address the lack of diversity within the veterinary profession. Although the AVMA and American Association of Veterinary Medical Colleges both began formal efforts to increase representation of minorities in the veterinary profession in 2005, they acknowledge that more needs to be done. 

More details on model programs and other initiatives to increase diversity at veterinary colleges can be read in JAVMA.

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