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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Wednesday, January 7, 2015

LGVMA Annual Meeting

LGVMA 2014 Annual Meeting and Events
Denver, Co at the AVMA Convention
July 25 -28, 2015

Friday, July 25th
in Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center Mineral Hall F, Level 3
Board Meeting 3-5 PM
Annual Meeting 5-6 PM
Networking Dinner at the Corner Office Denver restaurant (1401 Curtis St.)

Saturday, July 26th
LGVMA Info Booth (Saturday- Monday) –sponsored by Hill’s Pet Nutrition**
Night on the Town                                          7PM
Dinner at Hamburger Mary’s (700 E 17th Ave)7PM*
Night exploring Gay Denver                            9 PM*

Sunday, July 27th
in Hyatt Regency Denver Convention Center, Capitol 1, Level 4
Current Update of LGBTQ Rights and Strategy
Jeremy Pittman, Human Rights Campaign Fund
Networking Reception                                    7-9 PM

*RSVP to tstevens@morrisanimalfoundation.org for dinners and Night Out or more info
** RSVP to Kim McKee at kimcheszak@yahoo.com to volunteer to help staff the LGVMA booth and to represent LGVMA on Saturday, Sunday or Monday at the exhibit hall.
Contact us at info@lgvma.org for any questions.

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