Pressure group demands action on race at RVC

27 Jun 2020

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By Josh Loeb

A group set up to encourage young people from diverse backgrounds into the vet profession has written an open letter to the Royal Veterinary College (RVC) about racial discrimination.

In the letter Animal Aspirations set out four recommendations that it would like to see the university adopt:

  • Introduce greater transparency about what is being done to encourage and support ethnic minority students.

  • Bring in effective systems to mitigate all forms of racial discrimination and to provide satisfactory resolution when incidents occur.

  • Reform the RVC’s equality and diversity committee so it ‘actively listens to the voices of students and staff and acts accordingly’.

  • Appoint an external auditor to track progress and ensure goals are met.

  • Animal Aspirations published its open letter – which was also addressed to the profession as a whole – after RVC principal Stuart Reid published some of his...