Trupanion partners with MCVMA to support veterinary professionals
This collaboration will help spread awareness of the challenges veterinary teams face while also empowering, educating, and supporting industry professionals.
The Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA)—a nonprofit organization fostering a community of veterinary professionals from diverse backgrounds to create a mutual support network for its members since 2014—teamed up with Trupanion to join its TruCuddle fundraising campaign. The campaign champions organizations that empower, support, and educate the veterinary community.
“Trupanion recognizes the key role the MCVMA plays in contributing to public health and the importance of veterinary access in all communities,” said Travis Worra, general manager at Trupanion, in a company release. “The MCVMA is leading the veterinary profession towards racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusivity and we are honored to partner with them in these efforts.”
According to the release, Trupanion created the global movement to address and extend support for the challenges many veterinary professionals face within the industry. As part of the campaign, the company is joining forces with the MCVMA and Not One More Vet (NOMV), an organization dedicated to supporting veterinary professionals and students experiencing a mental health crisis including suicidal ideation and thoughts.
Trupanion will also donate $250—to be shared equally between MCVMA and NOMV—for every hospital that downloads the company’s payment solution software initiated by the TruCuddle campaign from June 8, 2021, through October 23, 2021.
In addition to amplifying the voices of underrepresented communities in the veterinary sector, the MCVMA is also collaborating on a research study that explores the link between intersectionality and mental health within the profession.
“We need to continue to promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the veterinary profession and we are proud to be working with Trupanion and others in our ongoing DEI-focused efforts,” said Christina V. Tran, DVM, past president and founding board member of the MCVMA and dvm360® Editorial Advisory Board member, in an organizational release. “Our aim is to create an inclusive space in which veterinary professionals of diverse backgrounds can network and educate each other.”
Trupanion Teams Up with Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association to Underscore the Importance of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion within the Veterinary Profession. News release. September 7, 2021; Trupanion. Accessed September 8, 2021. [email]
Editors note: All veterinary technician content for this month is supported by Banfield Pet Hospital.