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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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Recap: SAVMA Symposium 2014

Hey Everyone!

If you attended SAVMA Symposium, I hope you enjoyed yourself!
If you didn't attend SAVMA Symposium, then I'm here to make you feel like you were there!

Colorado is far away for a lot of people so I can excuse your absence, but seriously you missed a good time out West!

Look how happy we are to be in Loveland, CO
(L to R) Arturo, Joseph, Amanda

Presentation at the BSVSA Annual Meeting

Back at the booth meeting students from all over the USA

The wonderful Diversity Forum chairs from CSU with the keynote speaker
(L to R) Shana, 

All of these were given away before the weekend was over

Enjoying the BSVSA Networking Social at the Embassy Suites

Broad Spectrum officers with the keynote speaker

Thanks CSU for hosting a great SAVMA Symposium!
We hope to see you next year at Minnesota!

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