Why We Still Need to Talk About Women in the Veterinary Profession: an international view

Do we still need to talk about women in the veterinary profession? When Elli Kalemtzaki, Vet Consultancy, carried out an on-line survey of women in the profession ahead of a presentation for WSAVA/FECAVA Congress, she received a wide range of responses from across the world.

Some women reported gender bias from employees and pet owners, others asked why she was raising this at all as, in their opinion, ‘it was no longer an issue’. Recent research in UK suggested a surprising level of bias for a country with a very high percentage of female vets. And research in the US has shown a gender pay gap across the profession. Add to that reports that all women’s career equality has suffered significantly during the pandemic and it suggests that we do still need to talk about women in the veterinary profession.

In our panel discussion at VMG SPVS Congress 2021, 13-14 May, Elli will be joined by Gudrun Ravetz, Simplyhealth Professionals from the UK and Mackenzie Peterson, Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges (AAVMC) from the US. Torill Moseng, Vice President, Federation of Veterinarians of Europe (FVE) who practices in Norway will chair.

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We will also be recording all sessions, which means you can catch up on every session after the event, at your leisure.

Tickets are just £150 for members and £200 for non-members, we also have some fantastic group discounts starting at just £100 per person, so why not register today!

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