May 15, 2009
Veterinary colleges and the veterinary profession cannot be successful in recruiting students from underrepresented ethnicities and races without measurable goals based on data as well as leadership support.
That message was delivered by speakers at the 2009 Iverson Bell Symposium. It was held March 12-13 in Washington, D.C., in conjunction with the annual meeting of the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges.
The Task Force on Future Roles and Expectations recommended to the board several ways the Association could increase its interaction with students. Proposals with the same goal were also made by Dr. W. Ron DeHaven, AVMA CEO, and the Member Outreach Task Force.