In honor of Pride Month, Vetcetera, a leading continuing education provider for the veterinary community and subsidiary of popular professional development company Edcetera, is proud to partner with PrideVMC and Not One More Vet for a special webinar presenting the Gender Identity Bill of Rights for the Veterinary Profession. Taking place on June 21, 2022, at 6 p.m. CT, the virtual event will feature guest speaker Erika Lin-Hendel, VMD, Ph.D., in a discussion about uplifting and enhancing inclusivity in the veterinary field.
“We are very excited to be a part of this important effort to eliminate discriminatory practices and expand representation in the veterinary industry. By having Erika and others share their stories and experiences, we hope to initiate a dialogue that not only makes gender and identity diverse members of the veterinary community feel supported but also creates real change going forward,” said Katie Krothapalli, DVM, MBA, director of healthcare education for Edcetera.
In partnership with PrideVMC, which has a forty-year background in supporting and advocating for LGBTQ+ veterinarians, and Not One More Vet, a public charity working to transform the status of mental wellness within the field through education, resources, and support, the webinar invites participants to learn more about the Gender Identity Bill of Rights. With more than eighty industry-leading signatories, this document is ethical guidance put together to ensure the protection of civil rights of transgender, non-binary, gender non-conforming, and LGTBQ+ individuals in the veterinary profession including educational and employment environments.
Joining to share details of this bill and their own story is Lin-Hendel, a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania’s Veterinary Medical Scientist Training Program, and a small animal medicine practitioner. They have dedicated much of their career to championing mental health and social justice within the industry. Attendees of the webinar will also hear from other practitioners about their own experiences and the significance of this mission.
To learn more about the Gender Identity Bill of Rights for the Veterinary Profession and to register for the webinar, please go here.