September 7, 2021 – Trupanion, the leader in medical insurance for pets, has partnered with the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association (MCVMA) in their efforts to raise awareness of the challenges faced by veterinary professionals. The MCVMA is a non-profit organization that fosters a community of veterinary professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures to create a mutual support network for its members.
The MCVMA was founded in 2014 to lead veterinary medicine towards the racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusivity that the profession needs to serve a multicultural society. In addition to increasing awareness of veterinary medicine in underrepresented communities, the MCVMA is collaborating on a research study that examines the connection between intersectionality and mental health in the profession.
Trupanion recently launched “TruCuddle,” a fundraising campaign that champions organizations that empower, support and educate the veterinary community. As part of that campaign, Trupanion is partnering with the Multicultural Veterinary Medical Association and Not One More Vet (NOMV).
Trupanion will donate $250 - to be shared equally by NOMV and MCVMA - for every new hospital that downloads Trupanion’s payment solution software when initiated by the TruCuddle campaign. The campaign will run from June 18 through October 23.
“We need to continue to promote diversity, equity and inclusion in the veterinary profession and we are proud to be working with Trupanion and others in our ongoing DEI-focused efforts,” said Dr. Christina V. Tran, past president and founding board member of the MCVMA. “Our aim is to create an inclusive space in which veterinary professionals of diverse backgrounds can network and educate each other.”
“Trupanion recognizes the key role the MCVMA plays in contributing to public health and the importance of veterinary access in all communities,” said Travis Worra, general manager at Trupanion. “The MCVMA is leading the veterinary profession towards racial and ethnic diversity, equity, and inclusivity and we are honored to partner with them in these efforts.”
Trupanion also recently announced its single largest charitable donation - a commitment to issue over 50,000 shares of stock, which as of September 6, is worth over $4.5 million to MightyVet in support of veterinary professionals’ career and well-being.