Companions and Animals for Reform and Equity (CARE) presenters Drs. Azalia Boyd, Raye Taylor, and Alina M. Luna give us a sneak peek of their new REDI (Racial Equity, Diversity and Inclusion) course. It’s one key piece of the multipronged effort needed to address the veterinarian shortage and cultural competency gap to make more inclusive and equitable care possible—and work toward easing the shared burden that shelters face as fewer community members are able to access veterinary care outside the shelter or at all.

The CARE team shared that the course can empower any team member whose work revolves around physical and mental animal health, including front desk staff, RVTs, shelter managers, and behavioral trainers, to impact change within their circles, for the animals and people in their shelter and community.