After a quarter century, the LGVMA has decided to rebrand itself the Pride Veterinary Medical Community or Pride VMC. After surveying our membership, we have decided to go with our younger members and chose a more inclusive name that includes the entire alphabet of sexual orientations, gender expressions and our allies. Stay tuned for the roll out in June.
The LGVMA Board of Directors
Who is the LGVMA?
New Strategic Focus:
- Fight discrimination against LGBTQ people in the veterinary medical profession;
- Build collaborative networks for the LGBTQ veterinary medical community;
- Support LGBTQ students in veterinary medicine through mentorship, program development, and scholarships.
Our vision is a veterinary profession in which we all live to our full potential, both personally and professionally, conduct our lives openly and with integrity, and freely share our experience and wisdom for the betterment of and care for ourselves, our profession, our clients and all animals.
Mental Health and Work/School Experiences in LGBT Veterinary Professionals and Students - Study
Almost 40% of LGBT veterinary professionals experience some form of discrimination in the workplace related to gender identity or sexual orientation. The Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association and Auburn University have conducted a survey to learn more on how we can better assist LGBT veterinary professionals and students. Stay tuned for our analysis of the data. We appreciate everyone who participated in this landmark survey. Thank you!