Become a Mentor

As a graduate, you would be very well aware of the many challenges that our students will face, and most importantly, have the knowledge, experience, passion and compassion to be able to act as a sounding board and guide them along the journey. We currently have two mentoring programs running. Please see below for more information on what it means to be a mentor and how you can register to make a difference in the life of one of our students.

What do mentors do?

  • Provide professional advice
  • Act as a role model
  • Facilitate self-directed learning
  • Teach new skills
  • Offer career guidance


What sort of commitment is involved?

  • We recommend that you connect with your mentee monthly, for at least 12 months – ideally in person, or over the phone, through Skype or email. This connection should be driven by the mentee.


Why become a mentor?

  • Being a mentor is an incredibly rewarding experience for mentors and mentees. It is an opportunity to exchange ideas, learn from each other and build your own self-awareness.
  • The veterinary profession is no doubt rewarding, but it comes with its challenges. By mentoring one another, we can help to create a stronger support network.


How do I get involved?

Please see below for key contacts details:

Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Mentoring Program
Dr Peter Higgins
Program Director

For general enquiries, please contact: .

Bachelor of Veterinary Science Mentoring Program
Dr Anne Fawcett
Program Director

For general enquiries, please contact: .

If you would like to mentor a new graduate, please contact to join the
Australian Veterinary Association Graduate Mentoring Program.