VOICE: Veterinarians as One Inclusive Community for Empowerment

The VOICE Club celebrates multiculturalism within the profession of veterinary medicine and works to promote the importance of cross-cultural awareness in order to meet the needs of our diversifying clientele. VOICE Club works to encourage and increase cultural competence among veterinary students and strives to enhance diversity and inclusivity within the profession.

What is VOICE?

2020 VOICE Officers


Picture of Lauren Tillman 

Lauren Tillman

Class of 2022


Picture of Jennifer Olinde. 

Jennifer Olinde

Class of 2023

Vice President

Picture of Olivia Johnson. 

Olivia Johnson

Class of 2023




Picture of Rachel Eddy.

Rachel Eddy

Class of 2023


Picture of Rachel Howie

 Rachel Howie

Class of 2022

Fundraising Chair

Photo of Max Veenema

Max Veenema

Class of 2023

Broad Spectrum Veterinary Student Association Representative


VOICE Advisors


Joseph Taboada

Joseph Taboada, DVM, Dipl. ACVIM

Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Accreditation

Professor of Veterinary Medicine

Lorrie Gaschen

Lorrie Gaschen, DVM, Dr.med.vet.,PhD, Dr.habil.,DECVDI

Executive Associate Dean of Diversity, Student, and Faculty Affairs

Professor of Diagnostic Imaging

Donnie Watkins

Donnie Watkins

Coordinator of Diversity, Student, and Faculty Affairs