SVMA and SK Agriculture Student Summer Mentorship Program
The Mentorship Program is an initiative sponsored by the Saskatchewan Veterinary Medical Association (SVMA) and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture. The goal of the program is to build capacity for future veterinarians for Saskatchewan’s expanding livestock sector.
The program provides first and second year Saskatchewan origin students from the Western College of Veterinary Medicine with a summer experience working in rural practices throughout the province.
Mentoring practices provide students with exposure to as many aspects of livestock and agri-food practice as possible during the summer. Having the chance to experience rural practice early in a student’s veterinary education encourages more graduates to pursue employment in livestock or mixed animal practices in Saskatchewan.
Students find a practice that they would like to work with and submit their application.