Mentorship Programs

Education is the key to staying up-to-date with the latest developments in veterinary medicine in order to provide the very best patient care. Our nationwide family of hospitals and Learning & Development Team provide opportunities to develop and sharpen your abilities, learn new skills, and help pave the way for your career development and success.

Credentialed Technicians

Dedicated Support

Access to a regional credentialed veterinary technician devoted to providing quality educational content

Continuing Education

Multi-track CE programs for all veterinary technician skill levels including well-being and leadership

Advanced Training

Opportunities to participate in advanced hands-on training to develop career elevating skills

Monthly Journal Club

VTS-led program with in-depth review and discussion of practical and scientific literature

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Career Advancement

Career mapping with an experienced credentialed technician and mentorship team

VTS Training Support

Dedicated VTS mentorship, community support group, and training materials


Rachel Kinser,


Director of Technician Mentorship

“I have been blessed to have some amazing mentors throughout my career as both a veterinary assistant and technician. But I know that is not always common in this field at that level. It is exciting that UVC has recognized the importance of mentoring all members of the team. In creating mentorship programs for every team member my hope is we can create career paths opportunities and give them the tools to stay in the field of veterinary medicine.”


Veterinary Nursing Program

UVC is proud to partner with the Purdue University Veterinary Nursing Distance Learning program to provide veterinary assistants with the opportunity for career advancement. The program includes tuition support, dedicated hospital and UVC mentors, a virtual peer support community, a learning style assessment, and student planners.

  • Tuition Support
  • Multiple Mentors
  • Peer Support Through a Virtual Community
  • Student Planners

Testimonials from Purdue-UVC

Veterinary Nursing Students:

Tabitha Johnson

Cape Cod Veterinary Specialists
What have you enjoyed about the Purdue-UVC program?

I really enjoy that I am able to take what I am learning and bring it to work with me. It is very helpful, especially when there is a topic I am struggling with. I also love that in this program I have so much support. I have a lot of people there for me with resources to help me. This program is definitely pushing me to be the best technician I can be and giving me the “whys” behind everything I am doing at work. I have learned so much in this past year of school, and I am excited to see what the next couple of years have in store for me!

Why is becoming a credentialed technician important to you?

Becoming a credentialed technician is important to me because my long-term professional goal is to become a VTS in Surgery.

Sonya Gaudet

Buzzards Bay Veterinary Associates
What have you enjoyed about the Purdue-UVC program?

I have enjoyed the community UVC has given me in the Purdue program. I am able to communicate subject matters with mentors, fellow students and coworkers which is something that cannot typically be done in an online program.

Why is becoming a credentialed technician important to you?

It is important for me to have all of the proper skills and education that becoming a credentialed technician gives you.


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Veterinary Technician

Specialty Mentorship Program

Veterinary Technician Specialist (VTS)

UVC is dedicated to providing career advancement opportunities for veterinary technicians including Veterinary Technician Specialty mentorship.  Credentialed Veterinary Technicians can schedule career mapping meetings to plan out future VTS goals. Team members also have access to a VTS education series with monthly discussions and virtual meetings, a dedicated VTS mentor, and an application planner specific to their academy.  Come join us and advance your career and achieve your VTS goals!

  • Career Mapping
  • Dedicated VTS Mentor From UVC Community
  • VTS Education Series
  • VTS Application Planner Specific to Your Academy

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