Mentoring begins for new veterinary graduates

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The new MentorVet Connect program has begun pairing newly graduated veterinarians with trained mentors, and has plenty of room to accommodate more participants. 

The program offers free mentoring to newly graduated AVMA members through a partnership between the AVMA and MentorVet. It began pairing mentors with mentees in July, and nearly 100 recent graduates already have signed up to receive mentoring.

AVMA members in the veterinary Class of 2023 who have not yet signed up for mentoring can still do so. Sign up here.

Other AVMA members who are interested in becoming mentors to new graduates can fill out the volunteer application to get started. Any AVMA member who is licensed and has at least one year of experience can apply to become a mentor. 

MentorVet Connect builds on an established platform that has been proven to provide a successful mentorship structure. The program includes training for both mentors and mentees. All mentoring takes place remotely, so the mentor and mentee can be in distant, and even remote, locations.

Positioning new veterinarians for success

The opportunity to receive mentoring from an experienced and nurturing colleague can be transformational for veterinarians starting out. A proven mentoring program can provide a solid foundation to launch a new veterinarian on a path toward success and fulfillment—instilling confidence, building skills, and reducing exhaustion and burnout.

There’s even research data to demonstrate the value and potential impact of mentoring.

Learn more about MentorVet Connect at


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