Certificate Program for Pre-Vet Students and Students at Colleges/Schools of Veterinary Medicine

Click here for immediate Individual Registration ($100)

Join Your Classmates and Get a Group Discount!

Group discounts are available if the entire group is registered and paid for as a cohort. To register a group of 10, 25 or 50 students, please download, complete, and return, the appropriate form below:

For more registration information, contact: Robin Cunningham at rebell@purdue.edu or (765) 494-2975 Refunds will not be given. Purdue University is not responsible for expenses incurred due to cancellations.

Program Overview

This program is designed for veterinary medical, veterinary technology, and pre-vet students who want to foster inclusive learning environments at their educational institutions and develop the skills to succeed as veterinary professionals. Online module topics include:

  • The Case for Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
  • Diversity Lingo
  • History of Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
  • Stereotype Threat
  • Microaggressions
  • The LGBT Community
  • Effective Communication with Spanish-Speaking Clients and Colleagues
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Men in Veterinary Medicine
  • Generational Diversity
  • Affirmative Leadership
  • P-12 Engagement
  • Creating Your Professional Information Profile

You will also:

  • Complete and document 3 hours of volunteer community service and submit written reflections about what was learned.

  • Document participation in 4 pertinent activities each lasting at least one hour, and submit written reflections about what was learned from each activity.

  • Submit a capstone paper (1-2 pages) on how you will use information from the certificate program to strengthen diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine.

For additional program information email: hcvm@purdue.edu

Eva Marie Quijano Cardé, Student, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

Eva Marie Quijano CardÈ
Student, Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine

"I think the veterinary profession needs a course like this, but at a bigger scale. It was a good way to be aware of all the things that we don’t talk about on a regular basis and that affect our day to day behavior, not only as doctors but as human beings as well."

Contact the Office of Diversity and Inclusion:

Kauline Cipriani, Ph.D.
(765) 496-1940

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