How I Became a Veterinarian
Sandra F. Amass
Kauline Cipriani Davis
Purdue University Press
Veterinarians have fun and exciting jobs! In this book you will meet veterinarians from all over the world. These veterinarians work hard to make sure people and their animals stay healthy. Maybe one day you will be a veterinarian too!
Kauline Cipriani Davis is the Director of Diversity Initiatives at the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. She is responsible for developing, implementing and coordinating initiatives to enhance diversity and inclusiveness. Dr. Davis has served as Assistant to the Provost, with responsibilities in academic affairs and diversity, and as Assistant Director of the Women in Science Programs. She has been a co-mentor for the Summer Research Opportunities Program, an advisor for the Black Graduate Association, and has worked closely with the NIH Summer Research Institute for Diversity in Biomedical Sciences, the LSAMP/AGEP Program Offices and the Purdue Chapter of Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences. Dr. Davis currently advises the PVM chapter of Veterinary Students One in Culture and Ethnicity, a national student organization that provides leadership in the exploration of issues of diversity and inclusion. She is the recipient of the Engagement Award from Purdue's Black Graduate Association.Sandra F. Amass is the associate dean for engagement and a professor of veterinary clinical sciences at the Purdue College of Veterinary Medicine. Her responsibilities include the coordination of P-12 outreach programs for the veterinary school. Dr. Amass is researching methods to diversify the veterinary profession by exciting students who are underrepresented in veterinary medicine about careers in veterinary medicine. She has formed research teams to study the perceptions that children and the public have about the profession and the impact of P-12 publications, role models, and educational programs on these perceptions. She is a co-PI on the Fat Dogs and Coughing Horses Program, a cooperative effort funded by NIH/NCRR/SEPA to develop educational programs for P-12 students and the public about the science involved in keeping people healthy. Dr. Amass has previous experience as an editor of two Purdue University Press books.