Events, Education, etc.

Upcoming Events

Member Meetings

PrideVMC 2021 Annual Meeting & Town Hall, Tuesday, August 10, 2021 @ 7:00-8:00pm CT.

PrideVMC Q4 2021 Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, November 9, 2021 @ 7:00-8:00pm CT.

Education & Social Events

AVMA Brave Space Certificate Program Free to all PrideVMC members!  Contact for access code.

PRIDE MONTH – June 2021

All Pride events are open to those interested in celebrating Pride 2021 and learning more about PrideVMC.

PrideVMC & PrideSVMC – Pride Happy Hour, Wednesday, June 2 @ 7pm CT. Hosted by PrideVMC President Dr. Dane Whitaker and PrideVMC Student Liaison Rachel Dufour. Everyone is welcome!

How to Show Up: Allyship from an LGBTQ+ Perspective @ VMX Virtual, Monday, June 7 @ 3-4pm CT, Dr. Dane Whitaker, Dr. Abby McElroy, and Dr. Debbie Kochevar.

PrideVMC Meet-up at VMX, Tuesday, June 8 @ 4:30-6pm CT, Harry’s Poolside Bar & Grill, Rosen Centre, Orlando, FL.

Vet Med Pride Celebration, Thursday, June 17 @ 7-8pm CT with cohosts PrideVMC Treasurer Erin Spencer and PrideVMC member Dr. Erika Lin-Hendel.

Pride Celebration with PrideVMC and the BlackDVM Network, Monday, June 21 @ 7-8pm CT hosted by BlackDVM Network Founder, Dr. Tierra Pierce, and PrideVMC Board President, Dr. Dane Whitaker.

The Intersectionality of DEI and Vet Med, Take 2!  Tuesday, June 29 @ 7-8pm CT with guest Dr. Kemba Marshall and host Dr. Dane Whitaker.

How to Show Up: Allyship from an LGBTQ+ Perspective @ AVMA Convention 2021, Dr. Dane Whitaker, Dr. Abby McElroy, and Dr. Debbie Kochevar, Orlando FL, August 2021.

AVTE Symposium, August 7-9, 2021, St. Louis, MO.

PrideVMC Veterinary Technician & Nurse Celebration, October 18, 2021 @ 7:30-8:30pm CT

The Importance of Proactive Pronoun Use: How to Build a Culture of Inclusion for the Veterinary Profession. VIN and VSPN Rounds. October 17, 2021 @ 8-9pm CT, PrideVMC Board President Dr. Dane Whitaker.


Past Events

PrideVMC Q2 2021 Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, May 11, 2021  @ 7:00-8:00pm CT.

Veterinary Visionaries Changemakers 2021 April 7, 2021 @11am – 2pm CT.  

Through the Lens Series.Through the Lens Series. Through the Lens is a panel series brought to you by Pawsibilities in collaboration with Zoetis (PrideVMC Diamond Partner) and AAMVC. March 10, 2021.  Every Wednesday in March @ 6pm CT.

SAVMA Symposium, March 13-15, 2021.  PrideVMC Board President Dr. Dane Whitaker keynote speaker for the diversity lunch.  The Pride Student Veterinary Medical Community (PrideSVMC) exhibited.

AAVMC Catalyze 2021: Connect & Innovate in the Face of Global Challenges, March 3-5, 2021.  PrideVMC is happy to promote and attend this event.

Health & Wellbeing in the LGBTQ+ Veterinary Community for the Zoetis team, Friday, March 5, 2021 @ 12pm ET, Dr. Dane Whitaker, Dr. Tracy Witte, and Dr. Mia Cary.

All Black Lives: The Intersection Between Being Black and LGBTQ+, Monday, February 22 @ 6pm CT. Hosted by BlackDVM Network Founder, Dr. Tierra Pierce, and PrideVMC Board President, Dr. Dane Whitaker with panelists Donja Pettiford, Kenneth Burris, and Marquis Harper.

PrideVMC Presents: Increasing DEI in Vet Med with Dr. Kemba Marshall & Marshall Recruiting Consortium (MRC), Monday, February 8, 2021 @ 6pm CT.

Bridge Club: The Ultimate Networking Event, Tuesday, January 21, 2021 @ 7-9pm CT with PrideVMC Board Member and Industry Liaison Dr. Omar Farías serving as cohost and toastmaster.

NoodleU Management Weekend Exhibitor, December 12-13, 2020.

PrideVMC and Pronouns with PrideVMC Diamond Partner Boehringer Ingelheim, Dr. Dane Whitaker, Monday, December 7 @ 12:30pm CT.

D&I Panel with Harbor Vet, Alexander Dhom, PrideSVMC President, Thursday, November 19, 2020 @ 12:30pm CT.

PrideVMC Q4 2020 Virtual Town Hall, Tuesday, November 10, 2020 @ 7:00-8:00pm CT. Contact for login details.

NoodleU Medicine Weekend Exhibitor, November 7-8, 2020.

PrideSVMC Drinks & Discussion with Dr. Erik Zager, Thursday, November 5 @ 7pm CT.

AVTE Fireside Chat with PrideVMC President Dr. Dane Whitaker and PrideVMC DEI working group members Beckie Mossor, RVT and Dr. Jennifer Neal on November 3 @ 1:30pm CT. Join us!

LGBTQ+ History Month – October 2020

PrideVMC Halloween Happy Hour, Thursday, October 29, 8:00-9:00pm CT

PrideVMC: Who we are and what we stand for, Rutgers Pre-Vet Club, Monday, October 26, 2020, Dr. Dane Whitaker.

Iverson Bell Virtual Summit, October 23-25, 2020.

International Pronouns Day, October 21, 2020.

ISU CVM VOICE & Spectrum Present: From Personal to Practical: Building on Experiences to Understand the Importance of Pronouns, Tuesday October 20, Dr. Dane Whitaker.

Together with Pride – UF CVM Pride Celebration. Dr. Dane Whitaker, Monday, October 19, 2020.

PrideVMC Presents, with PrideVMC Board Treasurer Erin Spencer, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Tufts University, Sunday, October 19, 2020, 4pm CT.

Affinity Groups in Veterinary Medicine. PrideVMC: Who we are and what we stand for with PrideVMC Board President Dr. Dane Whitker (panelist), MA Veterinary Technician Association, Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

National Coming Out Day

DEI Panel at AAHA Connexity 2020, September 30, 2020, 9:00-1:00pm CT.

PrideVMC and WILMAH, September 22, 2020 @ 12:00-1:00pm CT. From Personal to Practical; creating a culture of inclusion for LGBTQ+ identified folks in the veterinary profession

PrideVMC Presented “Health and Wellbeing among LGBTQ+ Veterinary Professionals and Students: The Impact of Institutional Climate”,   Wednesday, September 9, 2020 with Dr. Tracy Witte and host Dr. Dane Whitaker.

PrideVMC 2020 Virtual Annual Meeting & Happy Hour, Tuesday, August 11, 2020.

AVMA Convention 2020, You be You – The Power of Authenticity: Engage with PrideVMC.

Virtual Pride 2020 

Western Veterinary Conference (WVC) 2020, “Being Your Authentic Self” Roundtable Session with PrideVMC board members Dr. Dane Whitaker and Kara Burns, LVT, VTS.

Veterinary Meeting & Expo (VMX) 2020, PrideVMC booth # 2850 and informal Happy Hour event.

AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference 2020, Visit with PrideVMC board members at the VLC networking reception.

AVMA Convention 2019, Pride VMC Annual Meeting, “Live Life, Love All” featuring PrideVMC board members: August 3rd 8-10pm.“Diversity, Authenticity and Wellbeing in the Veterinary Profession (1660)”: August 4th 8-10:50am. PrideVMC Townhall “Being Your Authentic Self (1671)”: August 4th 1-1:50pm

WorldPride NYC Parade, June 30, 2019, New York, NY.

Toronto Pride June 23, 2019.

SAVMA Annual Conference 2019

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)

BSVSA – Pride VMC Booth: Booth 67, March 9th 10:00am – March 11th 2:00pm

BSVSA – Pride VMC Social Event: Little Kings Shuffle Bar March 9th 10:30-11:00pm

BSVSA – Pride VMC – Dr. Carmichael Presents “Promoting Wellbeing in LGBTQ Veterinary Students and Professionals: Collaborations Between Veterinary Medicine and Mental Health Professionals”: Classic Center Hermes Room March 10th 11:00-11:50am

BSVSA – Pride VMC Diversity Breakfast: Classic Center in Logotti Hall March 11th 8:00-10:00am

BSVSA – Pride VMC Annual Meeting: Classic Center in Logotti Hall 1&2 March 11th 10:00-12:00pm

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