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Diversity statement

Dan Makin

Dan Makin

Members of the DIG, and the RCVS more widely, have agreed to the following diversity statement:

In our work to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare, we believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values. No one should be discriminated against because of any difference, for example, those characteristics that are defined by the Equality Act 2010, that is age, ability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, or sex, together with other factors such as socioeconomic status.

We aim to ensure that our regulatory policies and standards stimulate equity of opportunity and encourage diversity and inclusivity in terms of access to, and work within, the veterinary professions, and access to veterinary services. Within our own team, we strive to generate an inclusive environment where each individual is valued for their uniqueness and recognised for their diverse experience, and where everyone can be themselves, both personally and professionally.

It is only by adhering to these values that we can best serve the public, our professions and animal health and welfare.

“It is vital that we are all able to work within a profession that is open, trusting, safe and most importantly diverse. It is wonderful to see the RCVS lead our profession on this journey whilst taking an active role in promoting inclusion and diversity.”
Dan Makin MRCVS
British Veterinary LGBT+ representative on DIG

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