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Letters to the Editor

Diversity and inclusion at Iowa State University

As a graduate and former faculty member of the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), I read with great interest the recent JAVMA News story1 “Veterinary colleges continue to face diversity, inclusion challenges,” which discusses the recent censure of the ISU CVM administration by the ISU Student Government Senate (SGS).2 The article highlights the difficult issue of social equity but fails to consider the need for a CVM to pursue a carefully crafted mission and vision. There must be a balance between the two.

Diversity and inclusion at Iowa State University

As a graduate and former faculty member of the Iowa State University (ISU) College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM), I read with great interest the recent JAVMA News story1 “Veterinary colleges continue to face diversity, inclusion challenges,” which discusses the recent censure of the ISU CVM administration by the ISU Student Government Senate (SGS).2 The article highlights the difficult issue of social equity but fails to consider the need for a CVM to pursue a carefully crafted mission and vision. There must be a balance between the two.