PrideVMC Mission and Purpose

The mission of PrideVMC is to create a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community. The purpose of our annual report is to inform our membership of progress against our strategic pillars and priorities.

PrideVMC Vision

An empowered LGBTQ+ veterinary community that is embraced by society as their authentic selves.


2023 Executive Summary


2023 Year-Round Partners

Diamond Partners – Boehringer Ingelheim, Zoetis

Gold Partners – Banfield, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, Covetrus, Ethos Veterinary Health, Hill’s Pet Nutrition, Merck Animal Health, NVA, Nationwide Pet Insurance, Simply Done Tech Solutions, VCA, VEG

Emerald Partners – MedVet, MOVES Mobile Veterinary Specialists, Petco, Rarebreed Veterinary Partners, Relief Rover, The Social DVM, Western Veterinary Partners





2023 PrideVMC Board of Directors 

President Dr. Abby McElroy (she, her, hers)

Immediate Past-President Dr. Dane Whitaker (he, him, his)

President Elect Dr. Omar Farías (he, him, his)

Treasurer Erin Spencer, M.ED, CVT, VTS(ECC) (she, her, hers)

Information Officer Rachel Dufour (she, her, hers)

Industry Liaison Dr. Ewan Wolff (they, them, theirs)

Student Liaison  Sydney Johnson (she, her, hers)

PrideSVMC Advisor  Dr. Mo Miller (they, them, theirs)

Director-at-large Dr. Deborah Kochevar (she, her, hers)

CEO Dr. Mia Cary (she, her, hers)


2022-2023 PrideSVMC Executive Board

President  Javier Funes (he, him, his)

Past-President Kate Alucard, DVM, MPH (she, they)

President-Elect Jack Decker (he, him, his)

PrideVMC Student Liaison Sydney Johnson (she, her, hers)

Info Officer/PR Ashlea Tenorio (she, they)

Treasurer Sergio Acuna (he, him, his)

Chapter Coordinator Taína Rodríguez (she, her, hers)


2023 PrideVMC Staff

CEO – Dr. Mia Cary (she, her, hers)

Tactical Specialist (aka rock star) – Annie Trout (she, her, hers)


Strategic Pillars (SP)

SP 1: Education and advocacy for LGBTQ+ diversity, equity, and inclusion through the lens of antiracism and intersectionality.

SP 2: Student empowerment through leadership development and mentorship. 

SP 3: Member recruitment, engagement, and outreach.

SP 4: Strategic partnerships.

2023 Success Metrics – Targets and Results (scroll to the bottom of page 2 of hyperlinked document)

Thank you to our Members, Partners, and Volunteer Leaders!

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