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Understanding the LGBTQ+ Community and Their Challenges & Making the Environment Friendly

Free Webinar brought to you by Hill’s Pet Nutrition, USA – Innovation Series

Dr. Mike Chaddock

Who is it for?
Start Date
June 25, 2020


This presentation provides an awareness and understanding of the LGBTQ+ population and describes historical hurdles and challenges for the LGBTQ+ population. Tips for employees and students who are looking for LGBTQ+ friendly and supportive work and study environments are presented. In addition employers and educational administrators will have a better understanding of how they can make the environments more friendly and supportive for their LGBTQ+ employees, customers, and students.

When is it?

Note: This webinar is being recorded. If you are unable to attend the live lecture, a link to the recording will be shared with you a few days following the lecture.


Mike Chaddock


Dr. Chaddock received his Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree from Michigan State University (MSU) and an Executive Master’s Degree in Leadership from Georgetown University, McDonough School of Business. After private practice ownership, Dr. Chaddock worked for industry, was the State Veterinarian and Director of the Animal Industry Division of the Michigan Department of Agriculture, and completed fellowships in food and agriculture policy and biodefense strategies. He was an American Veterinary Medical Association’s (AVMA) American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) fellow serving in U.S. Senator Mary Landrieu’s office. After his AAAS fellowship, he went to Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health in the Center for Civilian Biodefense Strategies. He was appointed Director of the AVMA’s Governmental Relations Division in 2003. In 2006, he joined the Association of American Veterinary Medical Colleges. Dr. Chaddock was Assistant Dean for One Health and Strategic Initiatives at Texas A&M University, College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and Biomedical Sciences from 2012 to 2015. From 2015 to 2018 he was the Associate Dean for Administration and Professor in the Department of Large Animal Clinical Sciences at Michigan State University (MSU), College of Veterinary Medicine where he worked on strategic planning, leadership development, diversity and inclusion, international programs, communications, and One Health.

Watch the Recording of this lecture and get your CE certificate here