Chirp will be available to veterinary professionals September 2023.
Chirp – a peer-to-peer mentoring app for early career veterinarians – announced it finalizing beta testing and is set to launch this September. Chirp will be available by video or voice on mobile devices to give instant answers and assistance from qualified and seasoned veterinarians.
“Veterinary medicine is not a solo sport. We can easily support one another using today’s technology,” said Diane Levitan, VMD, DACVIM, Chirp founder, in an organizational release.1 “Through this app, early career vets can simply and quickly connect with experienced veterinarians, which will immediately relieve stress and anxiety and improve efficiency.”
According to the release,1 veterinary professional can open the app and choose an available mentor at the time for instant help or make an appointment with a mentor, including those they have an existing relationship with. Veterinarians can also follow up on previous communications through text.
The app will also provide help on general and specialty cases as well as business management, time management, work-life balance, motherhood and veterinary medicine, and other areas of specialty. Mentors can either be general practitioners or specialists that have been carefully selected with all general practitioners having a minimum of 10 years of veterinary experience.
“Mentors in practices will not always be available, and mentees may not want to ask their onsite mentors certain questions,” explained Levitan. “With Chirp, there’s no waiting. Chirp mentors will always be available on the spot, with no judgment and no distractions.”1
Consultations on Chirp will typically be 1-2 questions for 10-20 minutes. The consultations are then summarized and transcribed to be referenced in the future. After a consult, mentees provide brief feedback with calls being continuously reviewed for quality assurance.
“Chirp is helping to make new veterinarians feel valued, supported, confident, and productive,” expressed Levitan. “Veterinary medicine is an art, not an exact science. Let’s learn and thrive from each other’s experiences.”1
To learn more or sign up to be a mentor, visit the Chirp website.
Chirp, the First Peer-to-Peer Veterinary Mentoring App, to Launch. News release. Chirp. July 11, 2023. Accessed July 12, 2023.