A note about inclusion (DEI):
At Livermore Family Pet Hospital, we are committed to promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) in all aspects of our practice. We believe that diversity encompasses a broad range of identities, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, religion, disability, and nationality. We strive to create a safe, welcoming, and inclusive environment for our team members, clients, and the pets we serve.
Our commitment to DEI is reflected in the following principles:
Respect and Dignity: We value and respect the inherent worth and dignity of every individual. We foster an environment where all team members and clients are treated with respect, fairness, and compassion, regardless of their background or identity.
Cultural Competence: We recognize the importance of cultural competence in providing effective veterinary care. We continuously strive to educate ourselves and our team members on diverse cultures, beliefs, and practices to better understand and meet the needs of our diverse clientele.
Accessibility and Affordability: We are dedicated to providing accessible and affordable veterinary care to all pet owners. We aim to eliminate barriers that prevent individuals from seeking necessary care for their pets by offering flexible payment options and working collaboratively with community organizations to provide resources and support.
Recruitment and Retention: We are committed to recruiting, hiring, and retaining a diverse team of veterinary professionals. We actively seek out individuals from underrepresented backgrounds to ensure a diverse range of perspectives and experiences within our team.
Education and Outreach: We believe in the power of education and outreach to promote DEI within the veterinary profession and the broader community. We participate in and support initiatives that raise awareness, advocate for equitable practices, and provide educational resources on DEI topics.
Continuous Improvement: We understand that fostering DEI requires ongoing commitment and continuous improvement. We regularly evaluate our policies, practices, and procedures to identify areas for growth and implement changes that foster a more inclusive and equitable environment.
By embracing diversity, striving for equity, and promoting inclusion, we aim to provide the highest standard of veterinary care while ensuring that all individuals feel respected, valued, and welcome within our practice.