The Mentorship at Work program can be customized to specifically address the unique needs of your organization or company.

The Veterinary Mentorship at Work program was developed to create a mentorship culture within the veterinary profession. This extensive effort includes a unique blend of workshops, seminars, handbooks, one-to-one coaching and a customized matching process.

The Veterinary Mentorship at Work delivers clear benefits to:

Entire Veterinary Industry

  • Addressing the growing challenge of retaining new veterinarians, especially in rural practice.
  • Increasing satisfaction of new veterinarians into the industry.
  • Developing more positive role models to ensure students see rural practice as viable opportunities.

Veterinary Associations

  • Effective way of implementing a high quality mentorship program.
  • Providing true value to their membership in a cost effective manner.
  • Integrating workshops and presentations into conferences and seminar sessions.

Universities and Colleges of Veterinary Medicine

  • Providing a support system to help new students better transition into the veterinary profession.
  • Creating a way for students to find and initiate relationships with veterinarians in their areas of interest.
  • Training instructors to be better mentors and have a greater impact on new graduates.

Established Veterinarians

  • Providing better support to new veterinarians when they enter the workforce and thereby having better success at attracting and keeping top new graduates.
  • The opportunity to practice development skills, to be challenged and reflect on your own situation.
  • Improving their communication and motivation skills.
  • Having the tools necessary for coordinated and planned succession.

New Graduates

  • Increasing the confidence and independence in the early stages post-graduation.
  • More informed decision -making and selection of their field of study.
  • Better selection of first employment as a veterinarian.
  • Rapid learning and availability of advice and sounding board for career decisions and skill development.

Key Veterinary Mentorship at Work Elements:

Key Mentoring Skill Development – “Ensuring veterinarians have the necessary mentoring skills”

For Veterinary Mentors

  • Interactive training on how to be top mentors.
  • Workshops, seminars, guides, resources, support options.
  • Uncover how to have an effective mentoring conversation.

For Veterinary Mentees

  • Training on how to get the most from your mentoring experience.
  • Workshops, seminars, guides, resources, support options.
  • Have the tools necessary to create a roadmap to give you focused mentoring sessions and quickly attain your learning goals.

A Matching Process – “Getting the right people together”

  • Advanced internet-based matching system.
  • Aligned with the company / association goals.
  • Flexible, easy to use and adapted to each company.
  • Systematic and transparent.

A Mentoring Roadmap – “Setting mutual expectations and objectives”

  • Guide all participants through the steps of establishing a fulfilling mentorship relationship.
  • Provide all necessary action plans, goal setting worksheets, forms and support resources.

Further information on this customized mentorship program is available on the website

If you are interested in developing such a program for your organization please contact Bernard Vincent at 780-417-5290 or using the Contact Us form on the top right menu.   


Vet 2 Vet is the official website for the the Canadian Veterinary Mentorship Program. Our goal is to develop a mentorship culture throughout the Canadian veterinary community by giving you the training and tools necessary to be a better mentor.
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