The UW School of Veterinary Medicine is steadfastly committed to creating a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion and supporting all of our students, faculty and staff. We are proud of the school’s efforts to advance these critical initiatives, but we know we can and must do better.
We encourage all in the SVM community to explore personal ways to understand and address racism and champion diversity, equity and inclusion. Listed below are a variety of resources to learn, listen and take action.
As the principles of inclusion from the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, of which Dean Mark D. Markel currently serves as president, state:
We affirm the value of human diversity for the enrichment of the community and believe diversity fosters a climate conducive to success for all members of the veterinary medical education community.
We confront and reject all forms of prejudice and discrimination, including those based on race, ethnicity, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious beliefs, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background or any other differences that have led to misunderstanding, hostility and injustice.