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!

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Monday, September 9, 2013

Student Chapter Update: Georgia is Fundraising!

We're really excited to share this news from the LGVMA student chapter at University of Georgia.  I hope your schools and clubs will consider putting in some large orders.  Here's what Alex has to say about the fundraising campaign!


My name is Alex Sigmund and I am the president of the scLGVMA at the University of Georgia. Our club is very excited to start a new fundraiser this year to raise money to support our events, our members, and other LGBT organizations in our area. We have designed a static-stick car decal to show support for marriage equality (pictured below). Individual decals will be $5.00 a piece, but a discount may be given for larger orders (order >10 decals and they're $4 a piece). They are 4in X 4in decals with a clear background (pictured as grey in image). Shipments will go out in October!

If you would like to order a decal, then please click on the link below the image. 

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