Find My Community
Students have organized and participate in a variety of clubs that promote diversity, education, and community building, including:
VOICE (Veterinary Students as One in Culture and Ethnicity
A student-run organization that addresses a need for socio-cultural awareness that is not part of the current core veterinary curriculum. Our mission is to contribute to the enhancement of the diversity of the profession and the cultural competence of veterinary students. We aim to accomplish this mission via cultural events, forums, lectures and educational campaigns. Some of our events have included community outreach projects, such as disaster relief drives, after-school programming promoting the veterinary profession in the local communities, and undergraduate mentoring. We also carry out annual events, including Cultural Dance Nights, Heritage Month Celebrational Movie Nights, Multicultural Taste Fairs, International Round Table Discussions, Conversational Spanish Lessons, and a plethora of other meaningful events. VOICE also invites speakers addressing the topic of diversity within the profession. Past speakers have included Dean Willie Reed of Purdue University, and Lisa Greenhill, Associate Executive Director for Institutional Research and Diversity Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
Our purpose is to provide a forum for discussion of topics relevant to veterinary medicine in developing countries. VIDA promotes career development of students interested in international veterinary medicine. VIDA encourages students to obtain international veterinary experience, and supports their endeavors in any way possible.
Other Diversity Opportunities
Faculty and students engage in a variety of programs and outreach efforts that foster diverse perspectives, including:
- Expanding Horizons: Experiencing veterinary medicine in a developing countries
- Southside Community Clinic: Provide pet health care in under-privileged communities
- Maddie’s Shelter Medicine Program: Providing shelter medicine
- Cornell Companions: Pet visitation for elderly, patients and those with disabilities
- RAVS: Rural area veterinary services
- International courses
- Developing pipelines to increase diversity within the veterinary profession through partnerships with established programs and schools serving minorities populations.