Where have all the mentors gone?

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Where have all the mentors gone?

Take heart. It’s your turn to be the mentor you want to see in the veterinary world.
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Mar 27, 2018
By dvm360.com staff

Did you have a mentor in your first job? Based on our research, we’d guess many of you didn’t. But that doesn’t mean it’s too late to turn the tide.

The 2016 Deloitte Millennial Survey shows just how vital mentoring is to your new workforce. According to their research, 66 percent of millennials expect to leave their jobs by 2020. The study also indicates it’s a lack of mentorship pushing some millennials to move on, with 63 percent reporting their leadership skills are not being fully developed. The 2018 dvm360 Vet School Survey examined veterinarians’ opinions about how prepared they were for their first year of practice. Here’s a look at how mentorship shakes out in the veterinary profession.