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Mentor Program, Career Fair, Reunion, Continuing Education

The Mentor Program, hosted by the Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (VVMA), the Maryland Veterinary Medical Association (MDVMA), and the West Virginia Veterinary Medical Association (WVVMA) provides mentorship opportunities between the college’s DVM students and practitioners across Virginia, Maryland, and West Virginia. Mentor Day activities will take place on Thursday, October 20 from 5:30-8 p.m. and continue on Friday, October 21 from 9 a.m.-12 p.m., with a lunch from 12-1 p.m. before the Career Fair gets underway.

Any veterinarian can be a mentor. It does not matter where or when you graduated from veterinary school, nor do you have to be a member of a state veterinary medical association. When you sign-up to be a mentor, the VVMA will assign you with one or more students. An opportunity to meet and interact with your mentee(s) occurs annually, in the fall, on “Mentor Day” It’s a wonderful way to give back to the students and prepare them for their future in veterinary medicine. For more information and to become a mentor, click the button below!


Special thanks to our Mentor Program sponsors!

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The Career Fair will offer an opportunity to explore current and future career options. Anyone participating in the Career Fair is invited to advertise available positions at their clinics or share additional information about their organizations. Booths will be established for you to set up and for students to explore. The price for a booth includes two attendees, so if you are interested in also attending the Mentor Day festivities you can ensure your booth has representation at no extra cost. As an extension of the Career Fair, we will also be setting up additional opportunities to interview students from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, October 22. If you are interested in this option, please indicate so at registration.

So, if you are looking to hire a student for a summer internship or associate position post-graduation, or perhaps you are an organization that wants to relay available opportunities for clerkships and more, sign up for the Career Fair – you won’t want to miss the day’s activities!

Pricing:

  • Table for two representatives - $200
  • Each representative over 2 - $100

Check out the 2022 Career Listings here!

A College Celebration will be held in the evening of Friday, October 21 (5-7 p.m.) in the College Grove (weather permitting). All are welcome and invited to attend the celebration that will include dinner, adult beverages, and a relaxed atmosphere complete with a band – Ft. Vause, the band of retired faculty emeritus, Dr. Jeff Wilcke! It will offer an opportunity to continue casual conversation and unwind from a busy day of mentor activities and career discussions, and kick off the party with old classmates and colleagues!

The Continuing Education (CE) program will offer 6 hours of CE credit in each of the following 3 tracks: Small Animal, Large Animal, and Public Health/Wellness. The program will consist largely of alumni speakers who are board certified or considered specialists in their field. 

The Code of Virginia for Veterinary Medicine approves continuing education courses or programs sponsored by colleges of veterinary medicine approved by the AVMA Council on Education. If you have concerns about the transfer of CE credit in your state of residence, please consult your Board of Veterinary Medicine. 

Interested in delivering a presentation? Submit your information below.

Presentation of the Alumni and Faculty Awards will be hosted on Saturday, October 22 from 12-1 p.m. This event will occur over the lunch hour of the continuing education program. 

Congratulations to our 2022 award receipients!

VMCVM Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award:

  • CAPT Jennifer Hensley McQuiston (BS '93, DVM '97, MS '98), DACVPM

VMCVM Outstanding Recent Alumni Award:

  • LCDR Caitlin Cossaboom (BS ’10, MPH ’14, PhD ’15, DVM ’17)

 VMCVM Outstanding Faculty Alumni Award: 

  • Dr. Phillip Sponenberg, DVM, PhD, Professor of Pathology & Genetics

Alumni from all programs are invited and encouraged to attend all Connect 2022 events. Special focus will be made on reunion class years - ’87, ’92, ’97, ’02, ’07, ’12, ’17. While the schedule is full of events at the college, we will be assisting representatives from each reunion year to make the most of their class gathering. The evening of Saturday, October 22 is open for reunion classes to host their own, individual events.

Thursday, Oct. 20, 2022

Mentor Welcome Dinner

5:30 - 8:00 p.m. (Commons)

Friday, Oct. 21, 2022

Mentor, Match, Celebrate

8:30 - 9:30 Breakfast
9:00-12:00 p.m. - Mentor Day Activities (Commons)
12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch (Commons)
1:00-5:00 p.m. - Career Fair (Classroom 121)
5:00-7:00 p.m. - College Celebration (The Grove) All are invited!

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2021

8:00-3:00 p.m. - Continuing Education Program

(6 hours of CE credit in each of the following 3 tracks: Small Animal, Large Animal, and Public Health/Wellness)

12:00-1:00 p.m. - Alumni and Faculty Awards Presentation
Remainder of Day - Individual Reunion Class Activities

Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022

7:00-7:30 a.m. - Light Breakfast and Coffee (Commons)

7:30-7:45 a.m. - Welcome (Commons) Dean M. Daniel Givens

8:00-8:50 a.m.

Small Animal-Classroom 100
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Large Animal-Classroom 102
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Public Health-VMIA 220
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9:00-9:50 a.m.

Small Animal-Classroom 100
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Large Animal-Classroom 102
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Public Health-VMIA 220
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9:55-10:05 a.m. - Break

 

10:05-10:55 a.m.

Small Animal-Classroom 100
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Large Animal-Classroom 102
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Public Health-VMIA 220
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Classroom 100 with projection to 102

11:05-11:55 a.m.

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12:00-1:00 p.m. - Lunch and Awards Presentation

 
Classroom 100 with projection to 102

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CAPT Jennifer Hensley McQuiston (BS '93, DVM '97, MS '98), DACVPM

2022 Lifetime Achievement Alumni Award Recipient

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Classroom 100 with projection to 102

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LCDR Caitlin Cossaboom (BS ’10, MPH ’14, PhD ’15, DVM ’17)

2022 Outstanding Recent Alumni Award Recipient

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Speaker bios coming soon!

Videos will be posted after the event. 

The Inn at Virginia Tech

Information coming soon!

Hyatt Place Blacksburg

VMCVM Connect 2022
Sept. 20, 2022
$189/night
650 University City Blvd
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Click here to book or
call 540-552-7500

Residence Inn Blacksburg

VMCVM Connect 2022
Sept. 20, 2022
$189/night
850 Prices Fork Road
Blacksburg, VA 24060
Click here to book or
call 540-315-7112