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Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences

Veterinary School

Mailing Address
660 Raymond Stotzer Pkwy
College Station, Texas 77843
(979) 845-5051
Email address
School Information
"For more than 100 years, the Texas A&M School of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (VMBS) has been improving animal, human, and environmental health through teaching, research, veterinary care, service, and outreach." (Source:

Actions Taken

Anti-Racism, Bias, and Diversity Training
  • On September 9, 2021, the school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion announced its “Enhancing Diversity Seminar Series” which offers "sessions for participants with a variety of skill levels and knowledge about diversity." The novice level, for instance, is for those students with "limited or no experience, training, and/or personal reflection discussing racism, privilege, and other social justice issues and identifying personal biases, prejudices, and identity."
Curriculum Changes and Requirements
  • The Office for Diversity and Inclusion describes its "Inclusive Curriculum" and states that "VMBS weaves inclusion and diversity learning outcomes directly into our curriculum at all levels, helping to prepare our graduates to be fully ready to lead, adapt to change, and be successful in a global society." The Office also states that "A session on cultural competency is in the core curriculum for DVM students in their first and second years."
Faculty/Staff Requirements
  • On November 5, 2020, the school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion posted its "2020-2021 Diversity Plan Accountability Report." Under "Faculty Recruiting Strategies" (Pgs. 11-12), the document states, "Implicit bias training is required in all search matrices, with diverse search committees and candidate pools expected. All interviewed candidates asked minimum of one standard diversity question.”
  • In 2016, the school posted its "2016 Diversity Comparative Accountability Report" which states, “Annual performance evaluations for all positions reporting directly to the Dean include diversity accountability as a required element in Annual Performance Evaluation. The EC discusses implicit bias and best practices for hiring and recruiting before approving faculty search parameters and TAMU Search Committee training is required of all CVM committee chairs, and in some departments, all members.”
  • On June 21, 2020, the school's Office For Diversity and Inclusion posted a list of "Antiracism Resources" including: "Ten Simple Rules for Building an Antiracist Lab," "How to Recognize Your White privilege—and Use It to Fight Inequality," and "Deconstructing White Privilege."
  • On August 26. 2020, the school's Office For Diversity and Inclusion posted a video entitled, "A Profession in Crisis: Discrimination in Veterinary Medicine" which it describes as, "Ten diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) affinity organizations came together to address systemic racism in veterinary medicine once and for all in the spring of 2020. An official request was made to the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) to address these issues, both internally within its ranks and throughout the profession."
  • On August 26, 2020, the school's Office For Diversity and Inclusion posted an article entitled, "Time To Get Real" where "Drs. Stanley and Mobley share what Black faculty need from white faculty and administrators to interrupt racism in higher education."
  • The school's VTPP Education Chronicles (Department of Veterinary Physiology and Pharmacology) posted a webinar event (March 31, 2021) entitled, "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI): Implicit Bias and Stereotype Threat." This webinar discussed "how implicit bias—associating stereotypes without conscious knowledge—affects hiring, promotion, mentorship and productivity. The program will focus on defining these stereotyping phenomena, tools to retrain our brains to reduce bias and ways to overcome implicit bias and stereotype threat.”
  • On March 29, 2021, the school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion posted a comprehensive list of resources addressing topics of racial justice, microaggressions, and discrimination.
  • In June 2021, the school posted an article entitled, “The First Step: Acknowledge Inequality” in which author Lisa Greenhill discusses issues of inequalities within the field of veterinary medicine. She states, "While exploring the profession is potentially difficult for all students, systemic discrimination and inequality make the task nearly impossible for some students, much less be prepared to pursue it."
  • On March 12, 2021, the school posted an article entitled, "Texas A&M School of Public Health, Superfund Center Present Community Webinars on Covid-19 Disparities Encouraging Vaccinations." One of the webinar's speakers, Professor Dr. Weihsueh Chiu, stated that "COVID-19 has also revealed and made worse many inequities in our country. People of color are more likely to get sick, and more likely to die from COVID-19.”
  • On June 25, 2021, the school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion linked to an article entitled, "Social Justice Syllabus Design Tool" and stated, “Although theoretical and pedagogical research exists, what appears to be lacking are examples of concrete social justice pedagogy strategies that can be implemented in the classroom setting. This article describes the Social Justice Syllabus Design Tool (SJSDT) created to facilitate a greater emphasis on social justice in courses.”
  • The school cited a 2014 document from Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center's Diversity Council entitled, "21 Day Anti-Racism Challenge.” The council "acknowledges systemic racism as a critical public health concern" and stated that, "Racism goes beyond individual attitudes or interpersonal exchanges and extends to structural and systemic factors such as institution policies and societal norms."
  • The school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion home page includes links to its "Inclusive Curriculum," Inclusive Facilities," and "Antiracism Resources."
  • On May 21, 2021, the school's Office for Diversity and Inclusion published a podcast entitled, "Diversity and Inclusion on Air: Bias in Veterinary Admissions." Dr. Jim Lloyd joined podcast host Dr. Lisa Greenhill to discuss "their recent monograph exploring applicant experience during the admissions process." The authors would discuss findings that "point to possible biases in veterinary admissions."
  • On July 3, 2020, the online publication "Texas A&M Today" featured the Veterinary School's new video campaign titled "I am CVM." According to Dr. Kenita Rogers (Executive Associate Dean and Director of the CVM’s Office for Diversity & Inclusion), "By broadly representing the college’s staff, faculty, and students at all levels, ‘I Am CVM’ aims to highlight and celebrate the unique narratives of our diverse identities and how these identities come together to form the human tapestry that defines the CVM.”
  • On March 8, 2022, the school's Inclusive Curriculum "Teaching with diversity learning outcomes" is referenced in the American Veterinary Medical Association's online journal article titled, "Integrating the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association actionables into diversity, equity, and inclusion curricula in United States veterinary colleges." The article states, "Veterinary medicine, as with human medicine, is not immune in its role as an institution of structural racism. Many of the same disparities that negatively impact the quality of care for human patients extend to animal patients and limit the agency that clients have to advocate for the health, welfare, and inherent value of their animals."
Symbolic Actions
  • On July 29, 2020, the school's Executive Associate Dean and Director for Diversity & Inclusion, Dr. Kenita S. Rogers, released a statement and said, "We fully recognize the disproportionate way that COVID-19 has affected communities of color. We also recognize that many people are experiencing a variety of powerful emotions including fear, anxiety, and grief. These emotions have been further exacerbated by the ongoing racially motivated violence that is part of our collective history."
Last updated November 16th, 2023
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