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Diversity In Veterinary Medicine

The veterinarian profession is the least diverse industry in America. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, 97% of veterinarians in America identify as white men or women. 78% of veterinarians in America identify as women.  In 2015, less than 2% of American Veterinarians identified as Black African Americans. Out of over 65,000 American Veterinarians, only 1,136 were African American.

Mr. Charles Shelton
Founded in memory of Charles Shelton’s love for horses, the Charles Shelton Foundation provides educational scholarships to deserving students seeking the opportunity to attend a college of their choice.

To provide educational scholarships to Black African-American students pursuing a degree in Veterinarian Medicine or Veterinarian Technology. Scholarships are awarded to individuals who have demonstrated an interest and commitment to animal welfare.


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Mission Statement

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Inspirational Vision

No matter what the task at hand or the struggles that came before it
It is never too late to follow your heart. Listen to your inner spirit, don’t ignore it.
 In fact, the time is now, for tomorrow is not promised and we don’t know what it may bring. 
Be encouraged, and follow your dreams. TODAY
Let your light shine and your heart sing. TODAY
There is no blueprint to this journey or warnings tat scream obstacles. 
It is up to you to forge your own path and write your own articles.
Re-write your story and re-define your life 
Get an education and do it right.
Because you alone are worthy, 
You alone deserve it. 
And when it’s all said and done, it’s going to be worth it.


- Author Imani Hill

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