The ACVECC/VECCS DEI Committee is a joint committee working towards ensuring diversity and inclusivity within the veterinary emergency and critical care community. Our objective is to achieve this through education, increasing awareness, recruitment of diverse individuals and cultivating and supporting a diverse and inclusive Emergency and Critical Care community. 


Interested in Joining?

Committees are a great way for new, and longtime members alike, to get involved with VECCS and give impactful input as we continue pursuing our mission!

Committee Members

Dr. Adesola Odunayo
ACVECC Representative Committee Chair

Dr. Lisa Branner
VECCS Representative Committee Chair

ACVECC Members:
Aja Alwood
Annie Chih
Anthony Gonzalez 
Anusha Balakrishnan 
Chrissie Rutter
Kimberly Claus
Marie Holowaychuk 
Emily Cottam
Gareth Buckley
Guillaume Hoareau 
Jessica Kielb Basile 
Paula Johnson
Kimmi Whitehead
Mariana Pardo
Shaunita Sharpe
Tandi Ngwenyama
Steven Berkowitz
Vibha Asokan

VECCS Members:
Laura Neal
Feliza Lopez
Joseph DeFulio
Katherine Farrell
Lisa Darragh 
Meghan Johnson
Megan Kees
Molly Ellis
Nunno Paixao
Rachel Herwick
Sarah Lackey
Ken Yagi

Lori Waddell 
Board Liaison

Braley San Miguel
Nat Aguigui
Alexa Treviño

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