College of Veterinary Medicine

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 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
  • The Hispanic Community
  • 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:

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."

Online Certificate Programs for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine

Are you prepared to meet the needs of our increasingly diverse society? Purdue University, through the Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine, presents online professional certificate programs designed for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, educators, students, and staff who seek to improve their communication, leadership, teaching/learning, and cultural competency skills. Help change the face of veterinary medicine by contributing to inclusive work and learning environments where everyone can reach their full potential.

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