Student Opportunities

Our team is led by some of the best clinicians and business people in the veterinary industry. We understand your day-to-day because we've lived it and we love it! We're always here to listen and support you and your hospitals!

UVC Pride Impact Award


That’s why we are excited to present the UVC PRIDE IMPACT AWARD! This award recognizes an exemplary veterinary student that is making a real difference for the LGBTQ+ community. The winner of the UVC PRIDE IMPACT AWARD receives $5,000 to help them in their student journey.

We are thrilled to announce the winner of the 2021 UVC PRIDE IMPACT AWARD 

Get to Know Our 2021 Pride Impact Award Winner

Learn more about Ashlea and the impact she's made!

2022 UVC Pride Impact Award

details Coming soon

For more information, please contact Laura Leinen, DVM, University Liaison, United Veterinary Care at
*Please note, by completing the application, you are agreeing to have your video submission shared across UVC social media if you are a finalist in the competition.


Open to 3rd and 4th year students from any AVMA accredited school (graduating class of 2022 and 2023) with a GPA at or above 3.0.

How to Participate

Please submit a 3-5 minute video essay that tells your story that Empowers, Supports, and Unites the veterinary profession, your campus, or your community for the LGBTQ+ movement.

Topics May Include:
  • Groups, Clubs or initiatives that you have been a part of

  • Times in your journey where you’ve faced discrimination or challenges and how you’ve overcome

  • Situations where you have been an ally for others

  • Future plans for impacting the veterinary profession to increase inclusion

  • All of the above and more

Be creative and real in your share and put your whole heart into the project.


Email your video essay, a brief cover note, your resume, and your most recent transcript (screenshot of your cumulative GPA will service) to Laura Leinen, DVM, University Liaison, United Veterinary Care at by July 15, 2021.

Award Recipient will be announced August 1, 2021
Information coming soon!

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