About Our Organization

Mission Statement
Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association’s mission is to connect, support and empower community for LGBT+* students and allies across veterinary education.
*LGBT + will be used as an inclusive acronym for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer,Questioning, Asexual and others who self-identify on the sexual orientation and/or gender expression continuums.

Vision Statement
Broad Spectrum desires greater support and a sense of community for all LGBT+ students and allies throughout veterinary medical education. We actively strive to counter episodes of bigotry and marginalization with positive messages of diversity and inclusion. We have healthy, supportive and encouraging relationships with pre-veterinary, veterinary and graduate students, faculty, staff and administrators. We are known for advocating for the respect and equality of seen and unseen LGBT+ members in the academic veterinary community and beyond. We contribute to the development of safe and welcoming veterinary school environments for pre- and current veterinary students. Broad Spectrum makes veterinary schools more inclusive for all students, especially LGBT+ students. We accomplish this by starting important and courageous conversations about LGBT+ inclusion, in addition to maintaining much needed support for LGBT+ students in veterinary medicine.

Our History

We were founded in 2011 at the SAVMA Symposium hosted by UC Davis. The name 'Broad Spectrum' came out of a calculated attempt to be as inclusive as possible to any student who falls anywhere on the spectra of sexuality, sex, or gender. We welcome all students no matter their sexuality, gender identity, or gender expression. And yes, allies, this means we welcome you, too!

Our Links

Thursday, July 26, 2012

LGVMA Calendar for AVMA Convention in San Diego!!!!!

 LGVMA Annual Meeting
(open to all members, allies and friends)

... Friday, August 3
5:00-6:00 PM
Manchester Grand Hyatt
Room Ford A

AGENDA: AAVMC Student Survey discussion, LGVMA leadership and achievement awards, accept 2013 Budget, welcome new board members, group photo, Broad Spectrum and LGVMA Student Chapter discussion, 2013 Board Strategic Planning Meeting WVC, Las Vegas.

Dinner: afterwards TBA.

General Meeting sponsored by Pfizer Animal Health

Sunday, August 5
Manchester Grant Hyatt
Room Ford A

5:00-6:00 PM
“LGBT People and the Veterinary Profession: From Legal Obligation to Economic Value,” with Brad Sears of the Williams Institute.

6:00-7:00 PM
Annual LGVMA Networking Social
Light food, cash bar and networking.

EXHIBIT Hall Booth 2115

LGVMA is looking for volunteers to help staff our info-booth for 1-2 hours sessions. Please sign up at our Annual Meeting, stop by the booth or contact us at info@lgvma.org.

Saturday, August 4
Exhibit Hall Grand Opening 9:00-10:00AM
Exhibit Hall Hours 9:00 AM- 6:30 PM
Sunday, August 5
Exhibit Hall Hours 9:30 AM-4:00 PM
Monday, August 6
Exhibit Hall 9:00 AM-4:00 PM

We Hope to see you there representing BSVSA!

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