Program Overview

Certificate Program for Practicing Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians

This program is designed for veterinarians and veterinary technicians who want to build inclusive work environments that are welcoming to clients.Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians will earn 9 Continuing Education Credits upon Certificate completion. Online module topics include:


Dr. Jill Muraoka Lim, DVM

"After growing up in Hawaii and now living and working in an ethnically and culturally diverse community in southern California, I have experienced both the benefits and challenges of interacting with a markedly diverse population. The Certificate of Diversity Program at Purdue University has provided me with the insight and awareness of unconscious biases and their effect on our behavior. As a practice owner and manager, it has helped me with staff training and mentoring as well as improved communication with and between staff members. I’m proud to say that our hospital celebrates diversity and fosters a culture that is compassionate and accepting."

  • The Case for Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
  • Diversity Lingo
  • History of Diversity in Veterinary Medicine
  • Stereotype Threat
  • Microaggressions
  • The LGBTQ+ Community
  • Effective Communication with Spanish-Speaking Clients and Colleagues
  • Persons with Disabilities
  • Men in Veterinary Medicine
  • Generational Diversity
  • Affirmative Leadership
  • P-12 Engagement

You will also:

  • Complete and document 3 hours of volunteer community service and submit written reflections about what was learned. Fully online options are available.

  • Document participation in 4 pertinent activities each lasting at least one hour, and submit written reflections about what was learned from each activity. Fully online options are available.

  • Submit a capstone paper (1-2 pages) on how you will use information from the certificate program to strengthen diversity and inclusion in veterinary medicine.

For additional program information email:

Get a Group Discount!

Discounts for groups of 10, 25 or 50 Veterinarians and Veterinary Technicians are available if the entire group is registered and paid for as a cohort.

Register Your Group

For more registration information, contact us at Refunds will not be given. Purdue University is not responsible for expenses incurred due to cancellations.

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