MentorVet, AVMA partner to launch national platform for veterinary career mentorship

MentorVet Connect open to 2023 veterinary graduates who seek guidance from established peers

By Coco Lederhouse
Published: 8 May 2023
Updated: 12 May 2023


This year's veterinary graduates now have an opportunity to receive free access to a digital mentoring platform that provides connection with experienced mentors.

MentorVet Connect is a new partnership between the AVMA and MentorVet, a growing entity that uses evidence-based approaches to empower veterinary professionals, with a primary goal to ensure that veterinary medicine is a healthy profession for individuals and communities. Additional support for the AVMA-MentorVet partnership is provided by educational funders Merck Animal Health and Royal Canin.

“MentorVet Connect was established to create meaningful connections between veterinary professionals, and the mentoring relationship has the potential to lead to positive impacts for both the mentor and the mentee,” said Dr. Addie R. Reinhard, founder and CEO of MentorVet.

In fact, according to the 2022 AVMA Senior Survey, the number one reason veterinary graduates from the Class of 2022 who accepted jobs after receiving multiple offers chose the one they did was due to being involved in a mentoring relationship.

Mentors can act as advisers on a wide range of questions and issues that may confront early-career veterinarians. And for both participants, a positive mentor-mentee relationship can provide emotional and career support to increase well-being and career satisfaction.

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