self-service DEI resources

Not ready for a full program or just want to up your DEI knowledge on your own time? Check out our curated resources!



Pawsibilities VetMed (18+)
Pawsibilities is a web and mobile platform designed to connect individuals from underrepresented backgrounds interested in the veterinary profession to both opportunities available and to potential mentors and advisors within the field.

VetaHumanz (Elementary School)
The League of VetaHumanz is an alliance of veterinary superheroes in academia, practice, research, government, and industry who are committed to engaging with under-resourced communities to provide access and support for youth who aspire to careers in the veterinary profession.

CVMBS PEER program (Middle School)
The CVMBS PEER (Partnerships for Environmental Education and Rural Health) program at Texas A&M University provides veterinary students with the opportunity to share their knowledge about One Health and veterinary medicine with K-12 students and teachers throughout Texas.

Vets of All Colors (All Student Ages)
Vets of All Colors partners with local schools to provide students of all ages with an awareness of the field of veterinary medicine through educational outreach, and access to the field through free online courses for all students.

Affinity Organizations:

BlackDVM Network
BlackDVM Network is a safe space for Black veterinarians, technicians, and assistants to connect, learn, and empower one another. We provide a community for Black veterinary professionals to advance their careers and access economic opportunities.

Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA)
The Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association exists to lead veterinary medicine towards the racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusivity that our profession needs to serve a multicultural society.

National Association of Black Veterinarians (NABV)
NABV advocates, provides support, and cultivates an inclusive community for blacks in veterinary medicine at every level of the profession through its organization, members, and leaders.

LatinX Veterinary Medical Association (LVMA)
LatinX VMA was created to form a community of Latin excellence in veterinary medicine. This community welcomes all veterinarians, veterinary professionals, students, pet parents, and allies.

Native American Veterinary Medical Association
The Native American VMA was created to support Native Americans at all levels in the field of veterinary medicine.

Association of Asian Veterinary Medical Professionals (AAVMP)
The AAVMP was created to build a community for Asian veterinary professionals and establish a veterinary field that reflects the diverse communities we serve.

The mission and purpose of PrideVMC is to create a better world for the LGBTQ+ veterinary community.

Animal Assistance Opportunities:

Assistance Animals Consulting

At Assistance Animal Consulting, we offer aid and resources to healthcare providers, handlers and subscribers, organizations, and veterinarians across the United States.




Dare to Lead Series by Brene Brown


National Disability Authority: Appropriate Terms to Use About Disability
While there are varying preferences regarding disability terminology, there are some terms which should never be used as they are not respectful of disabled people. The linked list is not an exhaustive list, but is meant to provide some practical guidance and explanation for terms no longer in use and the recommended alternative.

Touchstone: Pronouns 101
A great resource listing different definitions & explanations around the usage of pronouns.


Web Resources:

AAVMC DiVersity Matters Resources

Diversity and Inclusion on Air
Diversity Starter Kit Playlist

AAVMC Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Glossary

AAVMC DEI Organizational Assessment Tool

AAVMC DEI Conference & Symposia Assessment Tool

AAVMC Public Data

Ohio State University, College of Veterinary Medicine: Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging Information on Rankism

Harvard Implicit Bias Tests

AVMA DEIB Webinars

Purdue University Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

Today’s Veterinary Business Diversity Toolkit Column Archives

Perceptions Institute
The Implicit Association Test (IAT) measures attitudes and beliefs that people may be unwilling or unable to report. The IAT may be especially interesting if it shows that you have an implicit attitude that you did not know about. For example, you may believe that women and men should be equally associated with science, but your automatic associations could show that you (like many others) associate men with science more than you associate women with science.
Implicit Bias
Take this IAT test


Resources for Group Activities:

Identity Charts

Social Identity Wheel

Personal Identity Wheel

UCLA Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (Implicit Bias Video Series)

Racial Equity Tools

2017 Implicit Bias Review 

UCSF strategies to address unconscious bias

DEIB training for all of vet med

We offer everything from single session modules to full-service workplace certifications, all created specifically with veterinary medicine in mind.

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