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.

Mentorship Workshop Information

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

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.


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