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November 01, 2020

Pride Veterinary Medical Community

Published on October 14, 2020


Virtual annual meeting, Aug. 11


More than 50 attendees participated in the virtual meeting, hosted by the president and president-elect of the Pride VMC, Drs. Dane Whitaker and Abby McElroy. The meeting opened with a reminder of the Pride VMC vision of an empowered LGBTQ+ community with members that embrace well-being by being their authentic selves.


The organization reviewed the 2020 strategic priorities and activities, reinforced its support of the Black Lives Matters movement, and shared its progress on key metrics.

Dr. Miller
Dr. Morgan Miller


2020 LGBTQ+ Leadership Award
Dr. Morgan Miller (Colorado State ’20), Chicago. Dr. Miller is an associate veterinarian at the Deerfield Animal Care Center in Deerfield, Illinois. While at CSU, she served as president of the CSU student chapters of Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment and what is now known as the Pride Student Veterinary Medical Community. Dr. Miller is a member of the Pride VMC Executive Board, serving as the Pride SVMC adviser.

Dr. Whitaker
Dr. Dane Whitaker
Dr. McElroy
Dr. Abby McElroy


Dr. Dane Whitaker, San Francisco, president; Dr. Abby McElroy, Harrisville, Rhode Island, president-elect and secretary; Dr. Sandy Hazanow, San Francisco, immediate past president; Erin Spencer, Derry, New Hampshire, treasurer; Dr. Mia Cary, Greensboro, North Carolina, chief executive officer; Grace Kallenberg, Dublin, Ohio, student liaison; Dr. Morgan Miller, Chicago, Pride SVMC adviser; Dr. Omar Farías, Kansas City, Missouri, industry liaison; and directors at large—Drs. Deborah Kochevar, Grafton, Massachusetts, and Russ Drury, New York City