MentorVet Leap Scholarships Available

As a veterinarian, you’ve followed your calling to support the health and well-being of animals. While the rewards of your chosen profession are plenty, the veterinary profession can be challenging. That’s why AASV is excited to be collaborating with MentorVet to provide you with extra support in the transition to practice.

Designed to help early-career veterinarians thrive, MentorVet Leap is an evidence-based program that delivers the peer support, coaching, and mentorship needed to ease into the veterinary profession.

As a member benefit of AASV we are excited to continue offering early career veterinarians the opportunity to participate in the MentorVet Leap program at no charge to you. Four additional scholarships are available for the fall 2024 MentorVet Leap program.

The fall 2024 Leap program will take place August 11, 2024-January 31, 2025. The deadline to apply for the fall 2024 scholarship is August 2, 2024.

Scholarship Qualifications

Participants must be

  • veterinarians who graduated in the last five years,
  • able to dedicate 3-4 hours per month for 5 months,
  • and current members of AASV.

About MentorVet Leap

This five-month virtual mentorship and professional development program aims to promote well-being in the transition to practice by providing a combination of training in professional skills, financial and mental health coaching, and mentorship.

MentorVet Leap has 5 self-paced online learning modules in professional skills and monthly 1-hour small peer group Zoom meetings with 5-10 other early-career veterinarians. Through MentorVet Leap, participants get ongoing individual support, if needed, with one of our highly qualified and trained mentors. Participants also get access to mental health and financial coaching.

MentorVet has been approved for 10 hours of continuing education credits in jurisdictions that recognize RACE approval. The MentorVet program is also approved in the state of New York.


Jenna Scott, DVM, a 2023 AASV MentorVet Leap scholarship recipient, shared, “MentorVet Leap is a great way to gain knowledge and learn skills to better navigate early career veterinary practice. Through the MentorVet Leap program, I’ve also been paired with an excellent mentor whom I plan to stay in communication with after the program ends. I have found it very helpful to have a supportive person to talk to about goals and stresses associated with work.”

During the 2023 pilot, small group discussions were facilitated by a MentorVet team member allowing early-career swine veterinarians to connect with one another and share experiences. After participating in the program in the spring 2023, swine veterinarian Jordan Buchan shared, “Being able to discuss topics such as self-care, professional boundary-setting, and conflict resolution, amongst many others, with colleagues in the same discipline of veterinary medicine, was life-changing. In addition, being assigned an external professional mentor in the industry continues to be a great asset. I actively use the lessons learned during my participation in MentorVet every day in my career. I am very grateful to AASV for funding my enrollment in the program, and know it will continue to be transformative for many young swine veterinarians in the future.”

To learn more about MentorVet, visit For frequently asked questions visit the about page at

Apply by August 2 for a scholarship to participate in the MentorVet Leap Program by visiting