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MVMA Members Participate in VMRCVM Mentorship Program


The Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MVMA) has announced the start of the 2012 mentorship program with the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA). Since 2004, members of the MVMA and the VVMA volunteer to serve as mentors to students at the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine (VMRCVM). MVMA and VVMA volunteers are paired with students from VMRCVM to provide trusted advising experience and wisdom to help guide, encourage and foster the professional development of each student, and establish lasting friendships among industry peers.

Mentors and students met in October at the VMRCVM campus in Blacksburg, Va., for the mentor dinner. Additionally, the VMRCVM hosted the Mentor Kick-off Breakfast. The kick-off weekend presented MVMA and VVMA members the perfect opportunity to meet VMRCVM students. More than 200 students and veterinarians participated in the  kick-off breakfast.

“The mentorship program is a wonderful opportunity for MVMA members to share their diverse veterinary experience to help guide and inspire young veterinary talent,” said Dr. Kris Evans, president of MVMA. “We hope that our members establish trusting and lasting partnerships as they share their veterinary experience and knowledge with the future leaders of the veterinary community.

“This outstanding program allows our students to build relationships with practicing veterinarians and explore possible career paths, particularly in private and public practice.” said Dr. Gerhardt Schurig, dean of the Virginia-Maryland Regional College of Veterinary Medicine. “Thanks to our strong partnerships with the MVMA and VVMA and their many volunteers, our students are further appreciating what it means to be a veterinarian outside of the classroom and the teaching hospital.”

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