New Membership

Our members are an active community. Join today to get all the benefits of membership in Pride VMC.

Renew Membership

Time to renew your membership? Just click the links above to be taken to our MemberClicks Member Renewal Page.

Donate

Your donation helps Pride VMC offer services and resources to our Veterinarian community. Please consider a donation, however small or large.

Job Board

Pride VMC has compiled a comprehensive list of many of the currently available jobs in the Veterinary Community in the United States & Canada. Let’s go find you a job. Fetch!

Non-Discrimination Statement

PRIDE Veterinary Medical Community (formerly known as the LGVMA) is the oldest professional organization that strives to promote acceptance, inclusivity, and leadership of veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary medical students, of all sexual orientations, gender identities, and gender presentations. We seek to do so through community development, professional advocacy, and individual empowerment.

PRIDE VMC confronts and rejects all forms of prejudice, discrimination, and bias whether it be implicit or outright. Such forms include, but are not limited to, those based on race, ethnicity, country of origin, gender, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender presentation, size, age, parental status, religion, political beliefs, geographic, socioeconomic, and educational background.

PrideVMC’s Mission & Vision

The PRIDE Veterinary Medical Community (formerly known as LGVMA) strives to foster acceptance & inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender presentations within the veterinary medical profession. Our vision is a veterinary profession in which we all live to our full potential, have the ability to conduct our lives openly and with integrity, and are free to share our experience and wisdom for the betterment of ourselves, our profession, our clients and all animals

Our goals are as follows:

  • Fight discrimination against LGBTQ+ people in the veterinary medical profession.
  • Build collaborative networks for the LGBTQ+ veterinary medical community.
  • Support LGBTQ+ students in veterinary medicine through mentorship, program development, and scholarships.

PrideVMC strives to foster acceptance & inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender presentations within the veterinary medical profession.

History

In the year 1977, eight years following the world-renowned Stonewall riots in Greenwich Village, New York several gay veterinarians met at a dinner party during the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) convention in Atlanta.

And they wondered how many other veterinarians, like themselves, were out there?

To discover the answer, Drs. Jeffery Collins and Herman Westmoreland courageously placed an ad in The Advocate, the national gay magazine, announcing the first gathering of the Association for Gay Veterinarians (AG Vets) to be held in Las Vegas during the 1978 AVMA convention.

PRIDE VMC has a long and storied 40+ years of history. It grew out of the gay liberation events following Stonewall in 1977.

Calendar

PRIDE VMC will list an entire range of events happening around the country. Please check our calendar page often for the latest events and happenings.

PRIDE VMC will list an entire range of events happening around the country. Please check our calendar page often for the latest events and happenings.

Membership

Membership in Pride VMC is open to anyone regardless of occupation, education, sex or sexual orientation. For the full voting rights and privileges assigned to various types of members, see our By-laws.

Your membership dues support our many programs for LGBT veterinarians, technicians, veterinary practices and students.  Among other things, membership ALSO entitles you to:

  • Access to the Members Only section of this website
  • Access to our new Job site
  • Inclusion in our online Membership Directory, which is confidential and available only to members in good standing
  • Pride VMC’s Newsletter
  • Placement of ad in the newsletter and/or on website

Merchandise

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2018 Pride Cards

About Us

Pride VMC, formerly the Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association (LGVMA), fosters acceptance & inclusivity for people of all sexual orientations and gender identities within the veterinary medical profession.

New Strategic Focus:

  • Fight discrimination against LGBTQ people in the veterinary medical profession;
  • Build collaborative networks for the LGBTQ veterinary medical community;
  • Support LGBTQ students in veterinary medicine through mentorship, program development, and scholarships.

Vision

Our vision is a veterinary profession in which we all live to our full potential, both personally and professionally, conduct our lives openly and with integrity, and freely share our experience and wisdom for the betterment of and care for ourselves, our profession, our clients and all animals.

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Please contact us with any questions, suggestions or inquiries.

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