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AVMA and MentorVet launch new mentorship program
The program will connect early-career veterinarians with trained mentors
The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) announced it joined forces with MentorVet to launch a structured mentorship program connecting trained mentors with early-career veterinarians. The program, MentorVet, will offer support and guidance through free access to an established and proven mentorship program.
"We are thrilled to partner with MentorVet to offer this valuable resource to 2023 veterinary graduates," expressed Lori M. Teller, DVM, DABVP (canine/feline), CVJ, AVMA president, in an organizational release.1 "We believe that a strong mentorship program like this will play a key role in helping new veterinarians build healthy and successful careers, while ultimately strengthening the veterinary profession as a whole. MentorVet Connect brought to you by AVMA is an excellent example of AVMA's commitment to addressing the needs of our members at all stages of their careers."
According to an organizational release,1 the MentorVet Connect program was wormed to complement in-clinic mentorship when it is available as well as offer connections that span geographic and practice boundaries. The program will also give members access to veterinarians at all career stages that want to create a healthier profession through mentorship. The program will be open to 2023 veterinary graduates as mentees and the AVMA plans to expand the program over time.
"Mentorship is vital at every career stage for all veterinary professionals and seems to be particularly important at career transition points," said Addie Reinhard, MS, DVM, founder and CEO of MentorVet.
"Our research suggests that positive mentoring has the potential to reduce burnout and improve overall mental health and wellbeing, so we are so excited to be partnering with the AVMA to expand [the] availability of our evidence-based paired mentorship services to more individuals within the profession," she concluded.1
Interested licensed veterinarians will at least 1 year of experience are eligible to sign up and serve as mentors. MentorVet Connect will start pairing mentors with mentees on July 1, 2023.
AVMA and MentorVet partner to launch innovative veterinary mentorship program. News release. American Veterainary Medical Association. May 3, 2023. Accessed May 3, 20203. https://prnmedia.prnewswire.com/news-releases/avma-and-mentorvet-partner-to-launch-innovative-veterinary-mentorship-program-301813700.html