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The profession must reflect the society it serves

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Patricia Mundy

By Adele Waters

Now it is time to create diversity.

That was the key message from this year’s Royal College Day, the annual RCVS event that combines its annual general meeting and awards ceremony.

Both the outgoing and new presidents highlighted the importance of encouraging diversity and for vets from disadvantaged and ethnic minority backgrounds to have relatable role models.

And in the keynote speech, Patricia Mundy, an ophthalmologist at the Matthew J Ryan Veterinary Hospital at the University of Pennsylvania, talked about the need for the profession to reflect the society it served.

Mundy, a black vet, who is also the lead veterinary ophthalmologist for the New York Police Department, gave …

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