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Penn Alumni Veterinarians for Equity & Diversity


The goal of PAVED (Penn Alumni Veterinarians for Equity and Diversity) is to create a network of alumni who identify as underrepresented minorities and wish to build a community, develop support systems, and provide opportunities to create connections among alumni and students.

Partnering with Alumni Relations, PAVED aims to engage more alumni volunteers that reflect Penn Vet’s diverse alumni population, while also identifying leaders who can share a wide range of experiences and knowledge as veterinary professionals.

PAVED collaborates with a variety of people and organizations at Penn Vet including VOICE, the Diversity Council, Career Services and more for programs and events where alumni can contribute to understanding and appreciating diversity as a priority in veterinary medicine.

Connect with PAVED:

In recognizing the importance of building and maintaining our community, PAVED hosts a monthly virtual get-together for all alumni, students, faculty and friends.

We envision the gatherings will be used for events ranging from formal presentations, seminars, to casual conversations discussing current events. We welcome and encourage content to be requested and driven by the participants at all levels. 

The monthly get-together takes place virtually on the first Wednesday of every month at 7:00 PM (EST). Contact Alumni Relations for more information and the virtual meeting details.

PAVED Volunteers

  • Felix Vega V’85 – Penn Vet Alumni Board VP for Diversity & Inclusivity
  • Martina Jackson V’18
  • Souci Louis V’20
  • LeAndra Thompson V’08
  • Amber Lee V’18
  • Ashlei Tinsley V’19
  • Joanelle Hernandez-Lopez V’12

Sample Programs & Events

  • Alumni Career Panels
  • Virtual Networking Events

Learn More About Diversity at Penn Vet

Read more about Penn Vet’s commitment to diversity and inclusivity. In addition you’ll find information about Penn Vet’s Diversity Council, statistics for students, faculty and alumni as well as ways to engage and connect across the School and the University.

Penn Vet History Resources

From images to archives, from Bellwethers to books to a seminal talk by Dr. Benjamin Rush on the veterinary profession, you can find it on the Penn Vet History Resources webpages.