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Standing up to racism
  1. Suzanne Jarvis

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This week in Vet Record we are publishing a feature article on the racism suffered by those in the profession who are black, Asian or from a minority ethnic group (BAME).

The three case studies featured show that, not only are there some shocking incidents that have been experienced, but also that the problem appears to be far from a rare occurrence.

And that they have experienced racism not only from clients but from fellow vet students and colleagues, especially those in more senior roles, is depressing and shameful to read.

Actual data on racism incidents experienced by vets, vet nurses and vet students is lacking, so it is to be welcomed that the RCVS plans to gather data to ascertain the extent of …

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