Veterinarian checking a dog's eyes
Veterinarian checking a dog's eyes

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine has committed to setting a vision and associated commitment to action for addressing racism and fighting for social justice.

We believe racism is a public health crisis which must be addressed. Our TEACH values (teamwork, energy, accountability, community and heart) will be our guide as we embark on this first step in a long journey.


Ross Vet is a close-knit community of students and faculty from all over the globe. Our community embraces diversity and fosters an inclusive environment. Participate in professional development, engage in community projects, build your knowledge, and expand your network.

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Veterinary Students as One In Culture and Ethnicity is a national student-run organization that is committed to promoting cultural competency and awareness in veterinary medicine. VOICE encourages acknowledgment, understanding, and respect of cultural differences to enhance the personal and professional growth of individuals within the field of veterinary medicine.

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Student National Association for Black Veterinarians

The mission of the SNABV, through its leadership and members is to build a network of individuals and organizations that advocates for Blacks in veterinary medicine at every level and profession. This organization embraces diversity, inclusiveness, and empowerment as core values and works to ensure that healthcare education and healthcare organizations learn to embrace these values as well.

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Latinx Veterinary Medical Association

The Latinx VMA was created to form a community of Latinx excellence in veterinary medicine. Our community welcomes veterinarians, veterinary professionals, students, and clients. We are also proud to welcome allies that are invested in furthering our mission.

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Pride Student Veterinary Medical Association desires to create greater support and a sense of community for all LGBTQ+ students and allies throughout veterinary medical education. We actively strive to counter episodes of bigotry and marginalization with positive messages of diversity and inclusion. We are known for advocating for the respect and equality of seen and unseen LGBTQ+ members in the academic veterinary community and beyond.

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