Advancing Inclusion Through Human-Centered Veterinary Medicine

Meeting the needs of our diverse society

Founding Partners:

Founding Partners, AAVMC, AVMA, Purdue Veterinary Medicine

Certificate Programs for...

What is Human-Centered Veterinary Medicine?
Human-Centered Veterinary Medicine recognizes that a veterinarian's relationship with an animal's caretaker is a crucial factor in optimizing that animal's health and wellbeing. Our intention is to provide resources that lead to inclusive work and learning places that are welcoming and supportive for professionals, students, and clients.

Get Started with our Online Certificate Programs
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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The TOGETHER Program
Purdue University's Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine is providing opportunities for practices to show that they are committed to an inclusive environment, both for professionals and clients. The TOGETHER Program offers online programming for all members of the veterinary team at a practice

AAVMC Supports Faculty and Staff Scholarships!

The AAVMC has provided $10,000 in matching funds for faculty and staff at AAVMC member institutions to complete Purdue’s Certificate Programs for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Upon payment of $500 to support participation of one faculty and staff pair, AAVMC scholarship funds will support a second faculty and staff pair. Scholarships will be awarded on a first come, first served basis until funds are exhausted. Deans can enroll their two faculty and two staff members using this form.

AVMA Supports Student Scholarships!

The AVMA Board of Directors has provided $14,400 in support of students to complete Purdue's Student Certificate Program for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine. Four veterinary medical students from each of the Colleges/Schools of Veterinary Medicine represented in the SAVMA House of Delegates can participate in the program for free. Students will have one year to complete their certificate. Aggregate impact measures will be collected by Purdue Veterinary Medicine. Deans can enroll their student awardees using this form.

College Inclusiveness Champions

Currently, 29 of the 30 U.S. Colleges/Schools of veterinary medicine have Inclusiveness Champions that are liaisons to our Center. U.S. Colleges/Schools of veterinary medicine with 10 faculty members and 10 students completing the certificate program are eligible to become Center Partners. Private industry, Practices, and Government Organizations are also eligible for partnership. Contact to learn more.

Top 5 Colleges Participating in the Certificate Program


Faculty and Staff

Who We Are
The Center of Excellence for Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine was established in 2013 through a partnership among Purdue University College of Veterinary Medicine, the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges, and the American Veterinary Medical Association. To contact the center please email
Sandra F. San Miguel, DVM, PhD, Dipl. ABVP


Associate Dean for Engagement

Purdue Veterinary Medicine

Willie Reed, DVM, PhD, DACVP, DACPV



Purdue Veterinary Medicine



Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity

Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges



Director of Wellbeing and Diversity Initiatives

American Veterinary Medical Association

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