Cultivating and Leading a Diverse, Equitable and Inclusive
Culture in Veterinary Medicine

Presented by Niccole Bruno, DVM, Founder & CEO, blendvet

Wednesday, June 14, 2023 at 8:00 pm ET

Vet techs


This webinar is FREE for all attendees.
1.5 hours of RACE CE credits (non-medical) will be available for HSVMA members only.
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In an effort to encourage safe conversation, this webinar will not be recorded. Please plan to attend the live broadcast.

Veterinary medicine is afflicted with burnout, massive veterinary shortages, toxic workplace culture, and a lack of diversity. It is imperative that leaders recognize their role in embracing strategies that will promote healthy workplace cultures and foster belonging for our teams and communities. This presentation will outline the values and strategies for leaders to cultivate workplaces that promote diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) in practice.

This program will:

  • Review the state of veterinary medicine and highlight the barriers within the profession.
  • Outline how diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB) training can be influential in improving workplace culture, patient care, and community engagement. 
  • Introduce values, including those of blendvet™, in creating hospital environments that foster DEIB in practice.





Dr. Bruno


Niccole Bruno, DVM, Founder & CEO, blendvet

Dr. Niccole Bruno is the CEO & Founder of blendvet™, a veterinary hospital certification program in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB). As an Afro-Latina, Dr. Bruno's navigation into veterinary medicine has had its share of challenges. During her career, the experiences of racism, misogyny, and stereotypical behaviors caused Dr. Bruno to develop a sense of disengagement from a profession she once dearly loved. Nevertheless, her perseverance prevailed and her passion for veterinary medicine resumed when she was offered the role of Medical Director for a veterinary hospital in Long Island, NY. For roughly eight years, her sincere and dedicated service as a hospital leader in both NY and Houston fueled her heartfelt endeavors to ensure a culture of diversity and inclusiveness.