By Pet Age Staff//September 26, 2023//
By: Pet Age Staff//September 26, 2023//
Press release: CareVet
CareVet, a leading network of Veterinary Hospitals, recently announced a strategic partnership with Blendvet and Hill’s Pet Nutrition to integrate diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) content into its company-wide Learning Management System, CareVet Learning Institute. This groundbreaking initiative aims to aid workplace environments in fostering inclusivity and belonging for teams, clientele, and the community.
In launching this partnership, Blendvet has developed a series of on-demand modules that will be available to veterinary professionals within CareVet’s network. These modules, hosted on CareVet Learning Institute, are designed to introduce veterinary professionals to critical DEIB issues prevalent in the industry, provide valuable tools to promote creative-thinking, and ignite the passion for positive change-agents within the workplace.
The Blendvet modules cover a range of important topics vital to the foundation of a more inclusive veterinary medicine community. Key modules include topics such as “Cultivating and Leading a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive Culture in Veterinary Medicine,” “LGBTQIA and Allyship” and “Communicating Across Cultures.”
Led by chief executive officer and founder Dr. Niccole Bruno, Blendvet is the nation’s first and only veterinary-curated DEIB training curriculum, building stronger practices and healthier culture through first-hand insight coupled with research, discussion, workshops, and self-paced learning for the veterinary professional. As an industry leader in DEIB, their team of experts has led the charge in empowering veterinary hospitals to cultivate a more inclusive workplace by offering both individual certification and hospital certification programs.
“We are thrilled to partner with Blendvet and Hill’s Pet Nutrition to launch this innovative DEIB initiative,” said Dr. Kent Thornberry, chief veterinary officer of CareVet. “This program represents our collective commitment to creating a more inclusive veterinary medicine community, where all professionals feel valued, respected, and empowered. We believe that embracing DEIB principles is essential for driving positive change and achieving excellence in patient care.”
“As the demographics of our country continually evolve in its diversity, this is consistently reflected within the populations of our veterinary workforce and pet owners. Therefore, it is essential for veterinary organizations to begin incorporating DEIB practices into their daily routine, prioritizing DEIB training and curriculum, and providing tools that aid in embracing and cultivating a sustainable hospital culture,” says Dr. Bruno.
Hill’s Pet Nutrition, a global leader in science-led nutrition, has generously sponsored this integration as part of its ongoing commitment to creating a significant and lasting impact on the veterinary medical community.
“At Hill’s, we are taking an active role in helping to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the veterinary profession. That’s why we’re proud to collaborate with Blendvet as we work together to build stronger veterinary teams and healthier practice culture,” said Dr. Karen Shenoy, U.S. chief veterinary officer at Hill’s Pet Nutrition.
The partnership between CareVet, Blendvet and Hill’s Pet Nutrition signifies a shared vision to lead the way in championing diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging within the veterinary medicine industry. By providing veterinary professionals with access to Blendvet’s valuable resources, the initiative aims to cultivate a supportive and inclusive environment for all.