become a blendvet certified workplace!

Equip leaders and team members with cultural data specific to their strengths and opportunities through:

  • A uniquely designed, 25-question culture survey
  • Understanding Yourself & Bias: Communication and Emotional Intelligence
  • Leading with diversity, equity, and inclusivity for cultural workplace success
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Why does DEIB matter?

80%
of employees prefer employers who prioritize DEI
40%
increase in employee retention for companies that actively manage their culture
73%
of consumers want companies to act for the good of society
“Numerous studies have shown the benefits of a diverse, equitable workplace for business performance, innovation, customer loyalty, and employee trust. Diverse teams better represent the customers they serve, make decisions with fewer blind spots, and bring more varied and innovative thinking to problem-solving.”

- Harvard Business Review

What does blendvet certification entail?

Our certification doesn't just give broad ideas of what DEIB is, we give you tangible takeaways of how to improve DEIB based on your specific needs & culture.

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1
Culture Assessment

You'll get a baseline understanding of your team culture with a uniquely designed, 25-question culture survey

2
Kick-Off Workshop

Your customized survey results are reviewed to identify strengths and growth opportunities — tailoring the program to your needs.

3
Self-Paced Modules

You team works through 7  RACE-approved modules, receives supplemental resources, activities, reflective assignments, and and joins in on a group facilitated enrichment session.

4
Post-Program Workshop

Discuss best practices, receive key information for DEIB sustainability and begin working towards your first blendvet workplace certification project. Cohorts also have the opportunity to receive frequent ongoing project support through blendvet office hours and consulting.

What will your team gain from blendvet certification?

Increased Cultural Awareness

Increased cultural awareness aids in serving our communities, our clientele, and our teams

Deepened Relationships

Colleagues that focus on building strong relationships help reverberate this practice throughout the greater community.

Better Retention & Culture

When team members experience true belonging, they not only enjoy coming to work, but they also stay.

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Can we get a taste of the modules?

Our modules are developed by and for veterinary professionals and subject matter experts. Check out some of modules & featured speakers below.

Alyssa Mages, BS, CVT
Co-Founder & CVO of Empowering Veterinary Teams (EVT)
Breaking Down Barriers and Finding Common Ground — The Culture of Communication

Language is a vital part of human connection which allows us to share our ideas, thoughts, and feelings with one another. Language not only has the power to build societies, but also the ability to tear them down.

This module discusses the importance of effective communication, techniques for conflict-resolution, and highlights the impact of interacting with people from different cultural backgrounds, countries, & dialects.

Angie Arora MSW, RSW
Veterinary Wellness Coach, Advocate & Educator; Professor, Seneca College
The Missing Link: How Does Discrimination Impact Well-Being?

Workplace wellbeing is often focused on improving weekly work hour or task overload. However, the stress that arises from workplace discrimination can have a major impact on an employee's attitude, work-life balance, and often times whether or not the individual remains with the current employer.

This module explores how wellbeing is directly impacted by a multitude of variables, from personal microaggressions to workplace discrimination or current events, and provides concrete ways to promote self-awareness and community care, which combat these areas of influence.

Pam Hale, DVM, MBA
Consulting Chief Operating Officer
Why Culture Matters – The Business Case for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging (DEIB) in Veterinary Medicine

Current and historical literature demonstrates that diverse and inclusive business cultures improve team engagement, leads to enhanced innovation, and reduces associate turnover resulting in an increased profit margin.

This module discusses the benefits of recruiting diverse talent and consumers, and the effect of courageous leadership on hospitals who prioritize DEIB.

Mariacamila Garcia Estrella, MPH, DVM
Building Cultural Humility and Communication Skills with the Latinx Community

Currently, Latinx veterinarians make up only 5% of all veterinarians in the United States which means there are not enough veterinarians that can adequately meet the needs of this growing client population. While it is critically important to address this disparity, this process will take time, something that our Latinx clients cannot afford to lose.

This module will provide an introduction/starting point for veterinary professionals who wish to improve the quality of veterinary care they can provide to their Latino clients by understanding some aspects of their culture and why they may have difficulty seeking veterinary care.

Christina Whetsel
DVM Candidate, Michigan State University
Fair & Impartial Equality For All – Inclusivity for the Deaf Community

In the veterinary environment where pet parent education is key, it is critical to be cognizant of cultural & learning differences, including disabilities, in order to understand the populations we serve.

This module equips hospital teams with the unique skill set to support individuals with visual, motor, and language processing disabilities and become empathic and effective contributors of our community.

Mia Cary, DVM
CEO of Cary Consulting
The Celebration of Differences & Allyship

Evidence shows that diversity in the workplace contributes to innovation and higher productivity, as different cultural backgrounds introduce new ways of thinking, language skills, and experiences. Celebrating our differences and creating inclusive environments, opens the door to allyship, promotes positivity, and supports the values, beliefs, and behaviors that shape a teams effectiveness.

This module focuses on the importance of diversity & allyship including self-education, leveraging privilege and power, and empathizing with others who are systemically disempowered.

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Workplace certification

We price per cohort, with starting prices including 1 - 30 participants. Depending on the size of your team, you may require multiple cohorts. When we chat with your team, we'll be able to give you a custom quote that fits your needs.

In-Person Workplace Certification
(extended DEIB curriculum/group activities)
  • Teams 1-9 persons = $10,000
  • Teams 10-19 persons = $20,000
  • Teams 20 - 29 persons =  $25,000
  • Teams greater than 30 = contact our team for details
*Scholarships may be available for individuals or workplace teams where programming is cost prohibitive. **Travel/Lodging Accommodations not included for in-person programming.
Virtual Workplace Certification
(condensed DEIB curriculum/group activities)
  • Teams 1-9 persons = $7,500
  • Teams 10-19 persons = $15,000
  • Teams 20 - 29 persons =  $20,000
  • Teams greater than 30 = contact our team for details
*Scholarships may be available for individuals or workplace teams where programming is cost prohibitive.
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Contact us to start your DEIB journey

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.

On-Demand CE Modules

Cultural series live now!

Set your own pace and access on demand modules that fit your needs. Each module is tailored specifically for vet med.

  • All RACE-approved
  • Research coupled with first-hand experiences
  • Reflective exercises
  • Resources to positively impact workplace culture
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Individual Certification

Next cohort starts April 8th!

Over 10 weeks, you'll join other veterinary professionals as you deepen your understanding of DEIB aspects & their application.

  • 7 RACE-approved modules
  • Facilitated enrichment sessions
  • Community & discussion
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Workplace Certification

Customized to fit your needs!

As a whole team, you'll utilize the individual perspectives of team members to address & advance the adoption of DEIB.

  • Team cultural assessment
  • Leadership workshop
  • 7 RACE-approved modules
  • Access to ongoing DEIB sustainability coaching
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