Honoring Native American Heritage Day

Honoring Native American Heritage Day

Pic cred: blog.nativehope.org Dear PrideVMC Members, Several years ago, I had the honor of attending the sunrise ceremony for indigenous peoples on Alcatraz Island. This was truly one of the most moving and cherished experiences that I have had of the thanksgiving...
Gratitude

Gratitude

A message from PrideVMC President Dr. Dane Whitaker. Pic cred: OLIVIER DOULIERY/AFP via Getty Images As I sit to write this month’s member message, I am reflecting on the theme of gratitude. I had decided that this would be an appropriate theme for November when we...
Wisdom from 2020 PrideVMC Diversity Bonus Award Winner Jessica Rutten

Wisdom from 2020 PrideVMC Diversity Bonus Award Winner Jessica Rutten

My scrubs may be blue, but my uniform is rainbow. When I’m in scrubs behind a clipboard, I am representing myself to my clients and colleagues not only as an advocate for pet health, but as a member and advocate for the LGBTQ+ community. Tolerance, inclusiveness, and...
Diversifying Veterinary Medicine

Diversifying Veterinary Medicine

PrideVMC Spotlights Silver Partner Banfield Pet Hospital Research shows that 90% of veterinarians identify as white according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, making ours one of the most predominately white industries in the U.S. and the least diverse of healthcare...