BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, a leading provider of advanced veterinary care with more than 100 practices nationwide, today announced that it has become a Gold Partner of the Veterinary Pride Medical Community (PrideVMC) 2021.
TAMPA, Florida, June 2, 2021 / PRNewswire-PRWeb / – BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, a leading provider of advanced veterinary care with more than 100 practices nationwide, today announced that it has grown into a proud veterinary medical community (PrideVMC) Gold Partner 2021. The partnership aims to help PrideVMC achieve its mission of creating a better world for the LGBTQ + veterinary community by creating collaborative networks and supporting mentorship and scholarship programs for LGBTQ + veterinary students.
“At BluePearl, we believe in inclusive and diverse work environments where all voices are heard and differences are valued,” said Angela Calderone, vice president of people and organization at BluePearl. “Our ongoing partnership with PrideVMC underscores this commitment and encourages our associates to engage in deeper and more meaningful conversations about belonging and acceptance. We are grateful for our alliance with PrideVMC and look forward to seeing the transformational changes our combined efforts bring for members of our professional community. “
Equity, Inclusion and Diversity (EI&D) continues to be a priority for BluePearl, which actively works to raise awareness and provide resources to its associates. In honor of LGBTQ + Pride Month, BluePearl will highlight the stories of associates through its social crowdsourcing campaign #BPride, and encourage virtual participation in PrideVMC’s educational and social events.
“We appreciate the ongoing partnership and collaboration with BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital as well as their voice presence on social media in support of the LGBTQ + alliance,” said PrideVMC President Dr. Dane whitaker. “We always look forward to our planning calls with BluePearl’s EI&D Board member for our partnership. Their energy, creativity and passion for inclusion are inspiring. “
In 2021, BluePearl created its EI&D Council to serve as a voice for its more than 7,000 associates. Recent BluePearl EI&D Council actions include selecting associate preferences for the organization’s database, badges and electronic signatures, and the “EI&D Training Fundamentals” mandatory for all current and new associates. EI&D training at BluePearl includes online educational materials, such as presentations and resource guides, to support inclusive language and practices.
About BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital
Founded in 1996, BluePearl is today one of the largest specialty and emergency veterinary practices in the United States. BluePearl has more than 100 hospitals in 29 states that together employ more than 7,000 associates, including more than 1,330 veterinarians, more than 1,600 veterinary technicians and more than 4,100 other professionals. Each year, our compassionate teams provide high-quality care to over 1.1 million pets and their families. BluePearl clinicians are also participating in clinical studies to discover new treatments and procedures that improve the health of pets. As a member of the Mars Veterinary Health family of brands, BluePearl is committed to achieving its goal – A BETTER WORLD FOR PETS® – because pets create a better world for us. Learn more about BluePearlvet.com.
The mission of the veterinary medical community Pride (PrideVMC) is to create a better world for the LGBTQ + veterinary community. To do this, we strive to foster the acceptance and inclusion of people of all sexual orientations, gender identities and gender presentations within the profession and community of veterinary medicine. We fight discrimination, build collaborative networks, and support LGBTQ + veterinary students through mentorship and scholarship programs. Membership in PrideVMC is open to the entire veterinary and animal health community, regardless of role, race, color, religion, national origin or citizenship status, gender , gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability or military status. Allies are welcome! For more information, please contact [email protected]
Steve Ireland, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, 813.560.0029, [email protected]
Laura Fournotis, BluePearl Specialty and Emergency Pet Hospital, 813.327.6937, [email protected]
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