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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 story 1 “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.