In fall of 2015, The American Association Veterinary Medical Colleges launched Diversity & Inclusion on Air: Conversations about Diversity, Inclusion & Veterinary Medicine.
Although there has been in an increase in the amount of diversity programming hosted by AAVMC, its member institutions and student organizations, there is still a dearth of available programming within the veterinary profession. Diversity & Inclusion on Air will change this by delivering more diversity programming to a wider veterinary audience. The program interviews and presentations will cover a wide range of topics and feature guests from across the profession.
107: Social Colorblindness
On this episode, DEI staff Richard Barajas of UW-Madison and Melanie Ragin of Cornell stop by to discuss social colorblindness. If you or someone you know has ever said "Hey, I don't even see color" when discussing race, this episode explores the ideology, what is really meant by the statement and how it all serves to uphold racism and other forms of discrimination.
The Dangers of Colorblind Socialization
Who is More Likely to ‘‘Not See Race’’? Individual Differences in Racial Colorblindness
Cultural Competence Continuum
Clare on TikTok
106: Racialized Pet Ownership Narratives
On this episode of the podcast, Dr. Adilia James of Endicott College revisits the show to discuss her research on racism in veterinary medicine. Her recent paper describes the stories we tell ourselves about pet ownership across, and even sometimes within, race. These racialized narratives have the ability to shape the way veterinarians and other veterinary professionals view pet owners whose race may be different than their own.
Unfit Stewards: The Role of the Intensive Pet Parenting Ideology in Constructing Racialized Narratives: https://bit.ly/3aDEsrn
105: Wellbeing & PrideVMC
On this episode of the podcast, PrideVMC president, Dr. Dane Whitaker, and Auburn psychology professor, Dr. Tracey Witte join Dr. Greenhill to talk about their research into the well-being of LGBTQIA+ veterinarians and veterinary students. Findings show that not only do these professionals and students experience poor well-being outcomes, but their well-being and mental health challenges are also exacerbated by experiencing identity-based marginalizations.
PrideVMC's Gender Identity Bill of Rights
The Williams Institute
104: Is Professionalism Inclusive?
On this episode of the show, Amanda Bates of NCSU drops by to discuss the challenges associated with the concept of professionalism. We will talk about how race, gender, age, and social media shape our interpretations of what is “professional,” as well as the inherent expectations of assimilation embedded in the construct.
Professionalism as a Social Construct: The Evolution of a Concept
Do Your Diversity Initiatives Promote Assimilation Over Inclusion?
103: Diversity & the AVMA
On this episode of the show, Dr. Janet Donlin, CEO of the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), stops by to talk about efforts to improve diversity, equity and inclusion in veterinary medicine in the wake of the social uprisings of 2020 and the “Wake Up Vet Med” campaign.
102: Trans & Non-Binary BIPOCs In Vet Med
On this episode of the show, Dr. Erika Hendel & DVM student, Marina Huenchunir discuss being transgender and/or non-binary, a person of color, and being/studying to be a veterinarian. They talk about being marginalized but also finding community through organizations like PrideVMC.