We aim to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare. We do this by setting, upholding and advancing the educational, ethical and clinical standards of veterinary surgeons and veterinary nurses.
In our work to enhance society through improved animal health and welfare, we believe diversity and inclusion are fundamental to our core values. No one should be discriminated against because of any difference, for example, those characteristics that are defined by the Equalities Act, that is age, ability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity/paternity, race, religion or belief, or sex, together with other factors such as socio-economic status.
We aim to ensure that our regulatory policies and standards stimulate equity of opportunity and encourage diversity and inclusivity in terms of access to, and work within, the veterinary professions, and access to veterinary services.
Within our own team, we strive to generate an inclusive environment where each individual is valued for their uniqueness and recognised for their diverse experience, and where everyone can be themselves, both personally and professionally.
It is only by adhering to these values that we can best serve the public, our professions and animal health and welfare.