How diversity in the veterinary field can inspire incoming students


Courtney Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA, shared how seeing someone like himself represented in the veterinary industry led him to pursue this career

In an interview with dvm360®, Courtney Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA, a veterinary surgeon at VetSurg and board member of the Diversify Veterinary Medicine Coalition, explained how he became interested in pursuing a career in veterinary medicine as he flipped through college pamphlets. After graduating a predominantly white high school, Campbell felt hopeful after seeing his identity represented in this industry.

The following is a partial transcript of the video.

Courtney Campbell, DVM, DACVS-SA: Inclusion is very powerful. My first inclination to the power of representation and inclusion happened when I was just a young boy standing in my room in Connecticut, thumbing through pamplets of colleges. I was looking through undergraduate colleges, but for some reason, a pamplet for veterinary school got intermixed in that pile of pamplets.

Watch the full interview on Medical World News®

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