During the first months in the program, students have the opportunity to choose a practicing veterinarian as a mentor. The mentor works in an area of interest that the student shares and lives within traveling distance to OVC. Mentors volunteer their time to meet and talk to DVM students, sharing their knowledge and experiences both as a student and as a practicing veterinarian.

The program's goal is to help student veterinarians build relationships and contacts within the veterinary community and to provide a source for advice and support throughout their time at OVC. It allows them to get a glimpse of what they themselves may become. 

Mentor activities might  include group chatting on MSN or Facebook, dinners at a local restaurant, outings such as attending the OVMA Conference or a concert, potlucks and/or volunteering at your mentor's clinic or place of work. Groups are open to new and creative ways to make connections. Watch for program details in the fall.