OAKLAND, CA — Already in its sophomore year, Ready, Vet, Go continues to redefine and elevate the veterinary mentorship experience with the hiring of its first director of curriculum development and the launch of its upcoming July 2024 cohort.

“The demand for early career mentorship is very real and continues to grow,” says Dani Rabwin, DVM, founder and CEO of Ready, Vet, Go. “We’re seeing many small and corporate groups returning to us with each group of new graduate hires. And, many are making Ready, Vet, Go mentorship a required part of their onboarding process.”

Ready, Vet, Go is a six-month, online learning program consisting of monthly themed learning modules, numerous downloadable tools, and multiple community features to help mentees connect with their mentors and peers. The program includes live monthly vet’s success workshops, small “pack” meetings, and access to the Ready, Vet, Go Community forum.

As Ready, Vet, Go’s reputation grows, so do its offerings. The innovative program has attracted many top industry leaders as guest speakers to share their wisdom and experience for upcoming cohorts. And, to meet the ever-changing needs of rising veterinarians, the program’s content continues to evolve.

“Our newly appointed director of curriculum development, Krista Bailey, has refreshed our learning modules and created an even more robust mentee experience—one that’s accessible to a variety of learning styles to better support a broader range of new grads,” Rabwin says.

“As a college professor for the past two decades, I have mentored many biology and pre-allied health students over the years,” said Krista Bailey. “I have learned that the support they need is a combination of technical instruction, learning skills, and mostly cheerleading. They want and need to learn confidence in their skills and knowledge so they can move from classroom to application. I am so excited to be a part of Ready, Vet, Go to support the veterinary profession by providing exactly what is needed right when it is needed most.”

Different than other veterinary mentorship programs, Ready, Vet, Go focuses on many non-clinical aspects of being a veterinarian. Mentees learn how to accelerate their clinical confidence, manage their time, build trust and rapport with clients, discover their role in practice operations and culture, navigate common stressors, avoid burnout, understand financial wellness and manage student debt, and much more.

Rabwin attributes much of the program’s success to its roster of exceptional mentors. “All of our mentors must have at least 10 years of clinical experience and have served in a leadership role, such as practice owner or medical director.”

The program has received high praise from the mentees. According to exit surveys, 100% of graduating mentees would recommend Ready, Vet, Go to another early career veterinarian.

“As a new grad, this program was fun and enlightening,” says a former mentee. “I got to meet mentor and peer veterinarians from all walks of life and discover that our ‘why’ is one of the most important things we can hold on to. The guest speakers in this series were amazing and had wonderful wisdom to impart.”

The next Ready, Vet, Go cohort begins July 1, 2024. Recent veterinary graduates and early career veterinarians looking for support and mentorship, as well as practice owners and managers hoping to equip new hires with the guidance and support they need, can learn more about Ready, Vet, Go at bit.ly/rvgjuly24.

About Ready, Vet, Go
The Ready, Vet, Go, Mentorship Program for New Veterinary Graduates equips new veterinarians with skills not taught in veterinary school, so they can become confident, valued members of the veterinary team and build lasting and successful careers. Veterinary practices that support their new veterinarians through the Ready, Vet, Go program enjoy increased productivity and staff retention, as well as a positive practice culture that benefits the entire team. Learn more at readyvetgo.co.

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