A Guide for Advancing Diversity, Equity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine


“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step” according to Lao Tzu.  We invite and encourage you to consider the first step you will take, and begin.

Guy Gavriel Kay reminds us “There are no wrong turnings – only paths we had not known we were meant to walk.”  Fitzhugh Mullan encourages us to “Stop worrying about the potholes in the road and celebrate the journey.” Miriam Beard observes that “Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of the living.”

We hope that Journey inspires thought, connection and action that advances diversity, equity and inclusion in veterinary medicine. After all, the world is a reflection of our collective journey. May we all exhibit determination and courage as we navigate, and extend kindness and grace to fellow travelers on the path.