Mentor and Mentee Program

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
Va-Md College of Veterinary Medicine

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2015 Mentor Program Agenda:

Thursday, October 15:
5:30pm- BBQ at VA-MD College of Vet Med in the Student Commons - Sponsored by Merial

Friday, October 16:
10:00am- Mentor Meet & Greet and Mentor Swap
11:30am- Group Discussions
12:30pm- Prize Drawings & Pizza Lunch

If you will need to stay over on Thursday, October 15th, the Comfort Suites-University is offering a $94 rate + taxes for Thursday night ONLY. To make reservations, please call 540-552-5636. Let the hotel know you are with the VVMA.


Would you like to be a mentor?

Veterinarians, sign up to a mentor online here or download the hard copy form here

(Reprinted from the Maryland Veterinarian)
Driving home from Blacksburg, VA, after completing my second year serving the Virginia Maryland Regional College as a mentor at a college I did not attend, I thought about my alma mater. I wish they had a similar program and that I lived close enough to participate. Then I thought about all the Maryland and Virginia graduates who either are unaware of the program, or are not involved, and the experience they are missing.

What is a mentor and what can a mentor do?

Mentor (mìn-tôr) n: a trusted adviser whose experience and wisdom help guide the personal and professional development of another individual. As a mentor, you will develop a relationship with your students based on open and honest communication. You will establish a trusting partnership and share your experiences with them. You want to be a motivator and build your student's confidence. This is your chance to inspire, guide and build a lasting relationship for a future colleague and have an opportunity to glean new ideas and information from the students. This mentor program is a "Two Way Street" of sharing experiences and knowledge.

How does the Mentor program work?

The members of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association and West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association volunteer their time to become mentors to students at VMRCVM. When you sign-up to be a mentor, the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association will assign you with one or more students based on the following information:

Area of practice interest
Home state and city
Other requests

How does the Mentee program work?

Veterinarians who are members of the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association, Maryland Veterinary Medical Association or West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association volunteer their time to become mentors. When the student signs up for the Mentor Program, you will be partnered with a veterinarian based on the following information:

Area of practice interest
Home state and city
Other requests



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