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A2RC (Access to Animal Related Careers)

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PVM Access to Animal-Related Careers (A2RC) is a faculty-driven program coordinated by the Office of Diversity Initiatives. A2RC is a residential summer program targeted to 2nd and 3rd year pre-vet undergraduates.

PVM faculty members provide hands-on academic sessions that include significant time in the teaching hospital as well as off-campus trips. The academic on-campus sessions include cardiology, husbandry, radiology, emergency and critical care medicine. Off-campus, A2RC participants visit swine and dairy production facilities. The program is designed to nurture and enhance the students' interest in the profession and introduce them to the PVM experience.

A2RC Students with Dean Reed and Dr. Kauline Davis, Director of Diversity Initiatives

DVM DiversiKey Certificate Program

This certificate program is designed to provide growth and experience in diversity and leadership.  

USDA NIFA Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP)

In 2010, USDA NIFA awarded PVM funds to establish a Multicultural Scholars Program (MSP). These funds provided partial scholarships to four DVM students. Students also received funds to participate in a Special Experiential Learning Experience (SEL).

The MSP Scholars also participate in specific programmatic pieces designed to enhance their student experience and provide support through graduation.  Learn more about USDA-MSP and read about the student experience in this program. 

USDA Scholars (left to right) Dana Thomas, Jasmine Coe, Allison (Allie) Joe, Julio Lecumberry Alonso.