Enrollment is now open for our January 2023New Grad Mentorship Program

Common Questions

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There is no question too big or too small for the team at Ready, Vet, Go. Below are some answers to our most common questions.

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Below are some common FAQs that might help answer any questions or concerns. Please feel free to contact us for any other questions you may have about our program.

Why should practices choose Ready, Vet, Go to mentor their new grads?

Veterinary practices hire us to help mentor their new associates. Having Ready, Vet, Go as part of your onboarding suite will help you recruit the best recent veterinary graduates. We do the work for you, so you and your associates can continue doing what you do best; practice veterinary medicine.

Why is this important?

High veterinarian turnover adds to the problem! The overall turnover rate is 21%, with 30% of new grads leaving their first job within one year and only 30% remaining after five years.

New grads want and request mentorship!

  • Only 46% say they actually receive it.
  • Lack of mentorship is often the number one reason cited for leaving.
  • New grad mentorship is the most critical non-monetary feature of employment.
How does the program work?

We are cohort-based so that new vets will gain community and support from others in the same position.

  • The program is fully remote and has live and asynchronous components.
  • 16-week formal mentoring curriculum for a cohort of up to 4 practices with four new grads.

People in the program will enjoy the following:

  • Online learning platform
  • Highly interactive monthly group meetings (full cohort)
  • Biweekly “pack” meetings for six months (12 total)
  • Bonus materials such as Pre-program mentee training, Journals, Exam room videos, and Community
What topics are covered?
  1. Client communication

  2. Time Management

  3. Practice Culture

  4. Specific Stressors

  5. Preventing Burnout

  6. Flourishing Finances

What we expect during monthly cohort meetings?
  1. Client communication

  2. Time Management

  3. Practice Culture

  4. Specific Stressors

  5. Preventing Burnout

  6. Flourishing Finances

What can we expect during biweekly “pack” meetings?

In our bi-weekly (12 total) pack meetings, we have mentor-led small group workshops and intimate peer group support.

These meetings have no more than three new grads, are 1-hour Zoom meetings, and are an opportunity to dive deep into any topics of our program participant’s choice.

This can mean discussing medical cases, navigating the nuances of client communication, and discussing any challenges new grads may be experiencing in practice. These meetings are powerful, and a lot of growth takes place here!

How much live time do mentees get with their mentor?

Twenty hours WITH “pack” meetings and 8 hours without.

How does the online learning platform work?

Participants will have six modules, each with two self-directed videos and various downloadable tools to complement the teachings. Examples of tools for Module 1 – client communication can be seen below. Each module has similar tools.

 

You will also enjoy a video library with real exam room videos so new grads can see a variety of cases in action. There are wellness visits, sick visits, and complicated client discussions.

What else is included in the program?
  • We start with a Pre-Program Mentee Skills training course. This gives mentees the tools to become active participants in their own learning and gives them skills they can use for life.
  • Hardbound journal – mailed to all participants. This prompts participants to think deeply about various topics, wellness tips, recipes, meal planners, and space for recording wins and invites new grads to keep track of their many “firsts” in practice.
  • A free 30-minute consultation with a financial advisor.
  • Community – new grads will progress through the six-month program with a group of other new veterinarians who know what they are going through, and they can support each other throughout their first years in practice and beyond.
Do mentees get continuing education?

Yes! All participants get 12 RACE-approved continuing education units.

How much does this program cost?
  • $2000 for the 6-month program WITH pack meetings
  • $1000 without
Who pays for the program?

Practices enroll their new grads in the program.

How can Ready, Vet, Go help with recruitment?

In today’s competitive market, practices need a way to stand out from the competition. New grads want mentorship. Job ads frequently say “mentorship provided,” but what does this mean? Being able to say “mentorship provided with Ready, Vet, Go, a 6-month RACE approved formal mentorship program,” shows that you value mentorship and have an actual program in place

What is a “new grad?”

Brand new veterinary graduates and veterinarians with up to three years of practice will benefit the most from the program. We have also had practice managers and clinical directors support their recent grads, and they get so much value from their participation.

I am a practice owner and desperately need a new associate, but I don’t have the time to mentor. Can RVG help?

Yes! Mentorship can be outsourced! While your new grad associate will still need your on-the-ground help with technical skills, we will support your new associate in all other ways. Let us take some of the work off your plate so you can continue running your practice.