2018 Mentor Program
September 27 - 28

Students & Mentors - Sign up for the September 27-28 mentor events. Both events are FREE but you do need to submit a form so that there is enough food and beverages for everyone.

Hotel Information:  The Holiday Inn Express & Suites Blacksburg is
holding a block of rooms for Thursday, September 27th. The room rate is $100 + taxes. Two options to reserve a hotel room:
  • Online: Holiday Inn Express
  • Telephone reservations:540-552-5636 Ask for the veterinary group rate of $100 + taxes.
Reservation cut off date is August 28, 2018.

Thank you to our partners for making this event so successful!

Mentor and Mentee Program

Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association
Maryland Veterinary Medical Association
VA-MD College of Veterinary Medicine

 

2018 Mentor Program Schedule

Thursday, September 27, 5:30pm - VMCVM, Student Commons -
Buffet dinner, casual (The mentors will introduce themselves during dinner. All students are welcome to attend, no matter if your mentor was unable to attend)

Friday, September 28, 9:00 am - 11:00 am - VMCVM, Student Commons - Meet the mentors. Each table will be labeled with the names of each mentor that is in attendance.

Friday, September 28, 11:00 am - Noon - Breakout sessions with drawings for door prizes at the end of the sessions

Friday, September 28, Noon - 1:00 pm - Buffet lunch provided by VMCVM and statue dedication

Mentors - You will need a parking pass for Friday's event. VVMA staff will have the passes at the Thursday and Friday's events.

Would you like to be a mentor?
Veterinarians, sign up to be a mentor online. Also, you may download the new mentor 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.

Who can sign-up to be a mentor?

Any veterinarian can be a mentor. It does not matter where or when you graduated from veterinary school, your professional and personal experiences can and will help guide current veterinary students. You do not have to be a member of one of the 3 VMAs, (Virginia, Maryland, or West Virginia) but it is encouraged to be a part of YOUR professional association.


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 VMCVM. 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



3801 Westerre Parkway, Suite D
Henrico, Virginia 23233
(800) 937-8862  – toll free
(804) 346-2611  – local
(804) 346-2655  – fax
robin@vvma.org
talya@vvma.org

© Virginia Veterinary Medical Association. Privacy Policy

Website design and development by Webbright: A Wild Apricot developer
Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software