The Lesbian and gay Veterinary Medical Association is the professional organization that fosters acceptance, inclusivity and leadership for veterinarians, veterinary technicians, veterinary students, of all sexual orientations and gender identities, and their allies, through community development, professional advocacy, and personal empowerment.

2013 LGVMA Student Leadership Awards

Applications for the 2013 LGVMA Veterinary Student Leadership Awards is now OPEN! Please see the following link for more details:  LEADERSHIP AWARDS


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Recent Grads...

The Victory Institute is excited to launch the first-ever congressional fellowship for emerging LGBTQ leaders. The program includes travel to and from Washington, D.C.; a generous stipend of $28,000 through May 14, 2014; reimbursement for health insurance of up to $400 per month; as well as paid travel and registration for the LGBT Leaders 2013 Conference in Denver this December. Applications for Summer 2013 are due Monday, April 1, 2013 - find out more and apply now at


Navigating Diversity and Inclusion in Veterinary Medicine!
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Donations to LGVMA are always welcomed.


Donate to LGVMA

Donations may be made to any of the following funds:

General Fund - Donations to this fund can be used by the board of directors for general operating costs such as website, meetings and other operating costs.

Student Scholarship Fund - Donations are earmarked for our student scholarship program typically 2-4 students per year.

Education Fund - Donations are earmarked for our education program, such as sponsoring keynote lectures or producing educational materials such as "Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom" DVD.

NOTE: LGVMA is a 501(c)6 not-for-profit membership association. Dues and donations may be tax-write offs for business expenses. We always recommend that you talk to your tax person.

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  • AVMA podcast featuring Dr. Ken Gorczyca's Leo K. Bustad Companion Animal Veterinarian of the Year speech from the 2011 AVMA Convention:

  • Archived presentations by LGVMA members at veterinary educational forums may be found on our Resources page.

  • LGVMA Report for the 2011 North American Veterinary Medical Education Consortium is available online

  • DVD available
    LGVMA-sponsored lecture at 2007 AVMA Conference in Washington DC, Sexual Diversity in the Animal Kingdom by Dr. Joan Roughgarden, is available on DVD. You can order the DVD at

  • LGVMA store open at CafePress
    Check out LGVMA wear and LGVMA wares. 100% of all proceeds from the sale of LGVMA products will go directly into our General Fund

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