ASV Mentorship Program

The Association of Shelter Veterinarians Mentorship Pilot Program has now launched! We invite you to join now as a mentor, mentee or both. The pilot program has limited openings for this first year, so we encourage you to sign up as soon as possible if you are interested in taking part.

Our goal with this program is to provide (1) shelter medicine learning resources, (2) career development and support, and (3) opportunities for collaboration and connection among members.

The program does not have to be postponed due to the COVID-19 outbreak and response.

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought disruption and uncertainty to all of us. We are all having to find different ways to connect remotely as we socially distance ourselves to protect the public health. Many events are being postponed, but this online program can go forward as scheduled. The ASV encourages you to engage with your shelter vet community during this challenging time.

The program is flexible.

The recommended framework for the mentoring relationship is one year with monthly meetings, but you will be able to define the extent of your volunteer commitment. The platform includes a template for a mentoring agreement that you can use to define your relationship, set goals, and communicate via chat, video call and meeting scheduler.

The program is convenient.

The program offers many useful features and can be accessed via the mobile app (iOS or Android) or on the web-based platform. You will receive notifications about program steps, mentoring resources, and shelter medicine learning resources.

The program is user-friendly

You can join the program now in a just a few easy steps!

To begin, please email the following information to [email protected]

Type of membership
Entry code request (Mentor or Mentee)

Current Active Veterinarian, Resident/Intern/Fellow, or Veterinary Student membership is required for access to the mentorship pilot program. Affiliate membership does not include this benefit.

Once you have received the entry code, follow these steps to get started with the program:

Click here to access ASV Mentoring via web, iOS, and Android:

You will then be prompted to enter the invite code that you will receive via email after sending the above requested information. If you wish to sign up as both mentor and mentee, choose either code to start and add the other option once you are in the program.

Create your profile

Find initial program learning resources and steps

Find your match and you are on your way!

Thank you to our generous sponsor, Boehringer Ingelheim, for supporting this 
mentorship pilot program.


Questions? Contact our program manager at [email protected]