Founded in 2014, the Tufts Veterinary Council on Diversity (TVCD) served as the umbrella organization for the student chapters of national diversity-related organizations: Veterinarians as One In Culture and Ethnicity (VOICE), the Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association (BSVSA), and the Women’s Veterinary Leadership Development Initiative (WVLDI). The focus has since expanded and now includes veterinary student representatives from VOICE and BSVSA (with plans to hopefully include WVLDI in the future). Graduate students, faculty, house officers, staff, and administrative personnel from Cummings School are also represented.
Its overarching mission (R.E.A.C.H.) is to champion campus-wide efforts aimed to create an environment where all individuals are respected, and diversity and inclusion are embraced.
Recognize the worth and dignity of diverse individuals and groups at Cummings School
Embrace diversity as Cummings School delivers positive impact through teaching, healing, research and civic engagement.
Advance ever-growing sensitivity and mutual respect to foster a healthy learning and working environment
Champion inclusion and empowerment in the veterinary community through visible, meaningful advocacy
Highlight the importance of diversity and inclusion at Cummings School to support the recruitment of students, faculty, and staff from a variety of backgrounds
TVCD Executive Board Members
Committee members bring the voice of their respective organizations to the TVCD and ensure that fellow students, colleagues and corresponding members are kept abreast of the Council’s activities and events.