Clinical Mentorship Information
Using the basic information supplied in the pre-requisite courses as well as skills developed working with a veterinarian, each of the Clinical Mentorships is designed to allow the student to document acquisition of technical skills to the level required by Purdue University's Veterinary Technology Program.
Students will typically document most of the required technical skill tasks at the veterinary facility in which they are employed or with whom they have developed a volunteer or working relationship. The veterinary facility is required to meet certain basic requirements as they relate to available equipment and supplies. These are described in the Logbook for each Clinical Mentorship (click on mentorships below to see the Logbook as well as contracts and other materials). It is expected that more than one veterinary facility will need to be utilized to document required acquisition of technicial skills in all of the different species.
The type of required documentation is described in detail in the Logbooks and may include video taping, submission of materials produced, or other objective documentation that will be reviewed by Purdue University VT instructors.
Mentorships may be done at any point in the program, providing the student has completed the prerequisite coursework for the mentorship. With instructor permission, some mentorships may be taken concurrently with a prerequisite course. Prerequisites are listed in the Course Catalog under each individual mentorship.
Video Camera Recommendations: We have equipment that allows us to view the following video formats for clinical mentorship submissions: VHS, Compact VHS, 8mm, Hi8mm, Mini DV, DVD, CD (save in mPEG format). We cannot view digital 8mm or the mini DVDs that record directly in the camera. These formats should be transferred to another media. We also cannot view European PAL format, so this should be transferred before submission.
If you are interested in a mentorship, click on the appropriate link below. Print off all the related documents, read them carefully, complete all information, obtain signatures from the appropriate people and mail to Purdue.
Contact Pam Phegley with any questions at 765-496-6809 or email@example.com
Registration for all courses will be delayed until the mentorship paperwork is received, verified and processed at Purdue. All mentorship contracts, including the check for Liability Insurance, MUST be correctly completed, signed, and RECEIVED IN THE VETERINARY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE BY 5:00 pm (Eastern time) by the first Thursday after classes have started.
Failure to complete this process by 5:00 pm on that date means you will NOT be able to register to take the Clinical Mentorship.
- Why Should I Become a Mentor?
- How to Succeed in Mentorships
- Clinical Mentorship Videotaping Guidelines
- VM 20500 SA Nursing I
- VM 20600 SA Nursing II
- VM 20700 SA Nursing III
- VM 20800 LA Medical Nursing
- VM 20900 Equine Medical Nursing
- VM 21000 SA Anesthesia
- VM 21100 LA Anesthesia
- VM 21200 OR Technique and Sterilization Procedures
- VM 21500 SA Diagnostic Imaging I
- VM 21600 SA Diagnostic Imaging II
- VM 21700 LA and Equine Diagnostic Imaging
- VM 22200 Parasit / Micro
- VM 22300 Pharmacy
- VM 22400 Necropsy
- VM 22500 Advanced Clinical Mentorship
- VM 22600 Lab Animal / Exotics
- VM 22700 Clinical Pathology