AHT online - For clinics & mentors
|How can the clinic benefit?|
|Lakeland's program is geared to helping you. We think getting involved in as a clinic will benefit you in these ways.
|What's expected of a clinic/employer?|
Your student is your employee. They must work a minimum of 20 hours per week. If they are paid for 20 hours, they are to work 20 hours.
Their assignments and studies are on their own time. They must arrange any clinical skill assessment and other assignments outside of their work hours. If they require a mentor for an assignment, it must also be at a mutually agreeable time outside of the student's work hours.
|What's expected of a clinical mentor?|
You aren't hand-holding. You aren't the instructor. You don't proctor exams.
During the 1st semester, your input will be minimal. As the program progresses you will supervise the student more.
As with any mentor relationship you are sharing your experience and expertise by answering questions. Your role is one of support, encouragement and constructive criticism.
Besides being a mentor you have two other duties:
What else you should know
|Who can be a mentor?|
Either a veterinarian or a registered veterinarian technologist.
If you are a DMV, then your degree must be from an institution accredited by the Canadian Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) and you must be licensed to practice in the province where the clinic is located.
If you are an RVT, you must have graduated from an animal health technology program accredited by the CVMA or Aberta Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) accredited program. You must also be a licensed RVT with a minimum of two years of clinical experience since you completed your program.
|Are there any other requirements for the clinic?|
The veterinary practice must be full-service, and meet or exceed the practice standards for their province.
|Should I take on a student?|
Our program isn't for all students, or for all clinics.
For your clinic, your student should have a good working relationship with the clinic management and the rest of clinic should be supportive of the student. We believe that support is one of the most important aspects for our online students.
If you think you'd enjoy being a mentor, believe in online training and would support your employee/prospective student, then please get involved.