Winter 2014

LGBT Leadership

Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association calls Cummings School dean a 'model for equality'

The Lesbian and Gay Veterinary Medical Association honored Deborah Kochevar, dean of the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, for her efforts to promote inclusion and diversity within the veterinary profession.

Deborah Kochevar

Deborah Kochevar

The LGVMA presented one of two 2013 Leadership Awards to Kochevar during the group’s annual meeting in July, held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the American Veterinary Medical Association in Chicago.

The first veterinary school dean to join LGVMA, Kochevar received the leadership award along with James Lloyd, dean of the University of Florida College of Veterinary Medicine.

“We are tremendously honored to have Dean Kochevar, who is so highly regarded in academic circles, helping us to lead the way by being a model for equality and encouraging dialogue about LGBT issues,” said Sandy Hazanow, V92, president of LGVMA. “She has helped the organization grow so it can support LGBT students and practicing veterinarians in their many essential roles.”

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