We’re delighted to say that one of our staff members, Vicki Nielsen, has joined the British Veterinary LGBT+ committee as one of their Veterinary Nursing Representatives!
The British Veterinary LGBT+ Society is made up of people from all over the veterinary industry. The group develops LGBT+ networks, provides sources of help and support, creates resources to reinforce open and inclusive working environments, raises awareness of LGBT+ issues in the veterinary profession and spreads messages of equality and diversity.
Vicki’s role will focus on raising awareness of the organisation in the veterinary education sector. On her new role, Vicki said:
“I am working alongside Sam Morgan, who was former President of the BVNA and is one of the Directors of Abbeydale, a veterinary nursing college. Together, we want to raise awareness of BVLGBT+ among educational providers and establishments and for the group to be a resource of information, advice and guidance to all those supporting and training LGBT+ student veterinary nurses both in the workplace in training practices as well as in the educational setting.”
“I am very excited about trying to increase awareness of the group in the veterinary education sector and reaching out to our training practices that are supporting our future generation of veterinary nurses that may be struggling with their sexuality or identity and providing them with resources and information to help.”
To keep up to date with the group’s latest news, events and activities, make sure you like the British Veterinary LGBT+ Facebook page.