Please note, mentor/mentee signup forms are NOT the same as the in-person event registration.
In-person program event (October 3-4, 2024) registration is coming soon!

2024 Program Schedule
Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine

Thursday, October 3rd, 2024 (held in the Commons):
Mentor Welcome Dinner | 5:30-8:00pm
Friday, October 4th, 2024 (held in the Commons):
Breakfast | 8:30-9:30am
Mentor Day Activities | 9:00am-12:00pm
Lunch | 12:00-1:00pm
Hotel Reservations

The Inn at Virginia Tech

Reserve your hotel room through the VVMA room block for the in-person mentor program activities this October!

901 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24061

Click here to book or call (540) 231-8000!

Mentor Program

Hosted by the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MDVMA), and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (WVVMA), this program provides mentorship opportunities between the Virginia-Maryland College of Veterinary Medicine's DVM students and practitioners across Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia.

Any veterinarian can be a mentor!

It does not matter where or when you graduated from veterinary school, your professional and personal experiences can, and will help guide current veterinary students. You do NOT have to be a member of one of the 3 VMA's (Virginia, Maryland, or West Virginia), but it is encouraged to be apart of YOUR professional association.

As a mentor:

As a veterinarian, the VVMA will assign you to a cohort. Cohorts are a group that includes other mentors who work in the same and/or similar area(s) of veterinary medicine. Mentees are matched to cohort groups who have an interest in learning more about your field of vet med, or are currently tracking these areas.

As a mentee:

As a student, the VVMA will assign you to a cohort. Cohort assignments are based on what field(s) of veterinary medicine you are tracking, or are interested in learning more about. Your cohort will include mentors who currently work/have worked in those areas of veterinary medicine.


By creating mentor/mentee cohorts, we are hopeful that these groups will give both veterinarians and students broader networking opportunities, and allows a chance for everyone to establish organic and intentional connections/relationships.

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