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  • 1.  VetREDI is HERE

    Posted 05-13-2024 11:09 AM
    CARE has just launched another course in its Racial Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion (REDI) curriculum: VetREDI Bronze!  Pricing for individuals is $199/person with a badge and certification lifespan of 3 years. We also offer a discounted price of $99 to full-time students. We are proud to continue directing proceeds from all of our REDI-related curricula to support CARE Center leaders who struggle to help their community's pets, and Direct CARE, a fund that provides financial assistance to pets in life-threatening medical need.
    We are glad to share the following information with you for your own reference or to pass on to someone else whom you think may be interested:
    • VetREDI is self-paced so it does not need to be finished in one sitting. At the conclusion of the course, a score of 85% or higher is required to pass and receive certification. A digital badge would be assigned to the learner and a PDF certificate made available. If a learner does not pass the first quiz, a second quiz can be taken.
    • We have attached a VetREDI one-pager and press release for your convenience.  
    • We would also like to share this link to our conversation with Spring Point Partners, "Access to Care Includes Access to Dignity: The Positive Impact of REDI Training."
    • We also hope that the following short video of Dr. Terrence Ferguson from the reality television show, "Critters Fixers", sharing his thoughts on VetREDI is helpful.
    • Among the topics covered in VetREDI:
      • cultural competency
      • trauma-informed care
      • implicit bias
      • redefining ROI
      • rewriting veterinary culture 


    I am really blown away by how impactful this was. In my short academic career, I have seen my fair share of attempts at providing "DEI initiatives" in the academic space. Never have I seen a more profound, striking, and engaging platform that accomplishes this AND challenges the rest. The video content is the shining star in this course and was absolutely phenomenal. They were dictated clearly, had movie-like quality, authenticity, and well-organized structure. This was such a refreshing course - leaps and bounds ahead of the rest that I've had to muddle through. This will actually make a difference.

    If you would like to refer us to the chair or administrator of your program who would be responsible for making curricular decisions for your veterinary program, we would be happy to meet with them and discuss a possible package for veterinary students and program faculty to take CARE's VetREDI course.
    If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to email Dr. Alina Luna, Dean of the Circle of Learning and Leadership, at
    Family relationship with Vet


    Jennifer Evans
    Baltimore MD