This certificate course is open to all members of the veterinary medical community who want to build inclusive work and learning environments that are welcoming to all.
There are five versions of the course that vary slightly depending on your role in veterinary medicine. Please choose the version from the course offerings on the left that most closely fits your role. You can earn 9 Continuing Education Credits upon Certificate completion for all versions of the course except the student and staff versions. The student offering is only for current college students (pre-vet, veterinary medical, and veterinary technology students).
Online module topics for all offerings include:
- The Case for Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
- Diversity Lingo
- The History of Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine
- Stereotype Threat
- The LGBTQ+ Community
- Effective Communication with Spanish-Speaking Clients and Colleagues
- Persons with Disabilities
- Men in Veterinary Medicine
- Generational Diversity
- Affirmative Leadership
- P-12 Engagement
Each version of the course also requires 2-4 pertinent activity assignments and 1-3 hours of volunteer community service. Fully online options are provided in the course for both.