The Importance of Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
Creating socially conscious work environments and removing barriers to inclusion and equality are important goals in any industry - including veterinary medicine. Veterinarians and staff members play a vital role in their communities, and they are serving clients in a world that is becoming more diverse by the day. While the veterinary industry has made great strides in terms of diversity, however, it continues to lag behind other healthcare professionals in that area.
As the owner of a VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center franchise, you can have a meaningful impact on making the field of veterinary medicine more diverse and inclusive. Keep reading to learn more about the importance of diversity in veterinary medicine and how you can help.
Defining “Diversity” in Veterinary Medicine
Over the past few decades, the United States has been experiencing profound shifts in population, culture, and acceptance. These shifts have had massive impacts on both the economy and the American culture, and diversity is what has driven them.
By definition, diversity means accepting and embracing differences among humans with respect to gender, race, ethnicity, physical and mental ability, and many, many other factors.
Unfortunately, the veterinary industry is not nearly as diverse as the people it serves. Recognizing the need for greater diversity and minority representation in the field, however, will help lead to increased recruitment of highly qualified minority candidates. That is where you, as the owner of a veterinary practice, come in.
How Diversity Benefits the Veterinary Profession
Diversity benefits the veterinary profession in numerous ways. While the need for diversity arises from a moral obligation to achieve equality and social justice, the benefits run even deeper.
Increased diversity improves access to veterinary services in underserved communities throughout the United States. It can also facilitate advances in veterinary medicine as more diverse voices with different backgrounds and perspectives shape critical thinking.
Of course, increasing diversity is good for business, too. Doing so helps meets the needs of a growing population that is becoming ever-more diverse.
Your Role as a VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center Franchisee
As a VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center franchisee, you can build a team of veterinary professionals that is as diverse as the community you serve. And in addition to benefiting your local community and the veterinary professionals in your area, you will be making strides toward making the veterinary industry as a whole more diverse and inclusive.
If you are interested in learning more about the VetCheck Pet Urgent Care Center franchise opportunity, contact us today. We would love to speak with you!