Make An Impact

Make An Impact

NJVMA Board Apprentice Program

Every year the NJVMA selects a Board Apprentice from the New Jersey Veterinarian Community. Our Board Apprentice receives a scholarship to join New Jersey’s delegation at the AVMA Veterinary Leadership Conference as our NJ Representative Rising Leader. The next conference is held the second weekend in January in Chicago, Illinois. The scholarship covers the cost of conference registration, travel, hotel and meals while attending the conference. The NJVMA Board Apprentice is then able to serve on the Board of Directors as a non-voting member the year following the Conference. NJVMA Veterinarian members who graduated in the last 15 years are eligible to apply. Applications for the 2021 Board Apprentice Program will open Summer 2020.

Mentorship Program

The NJVMA Mentorship Program is designed to give support and encouragement to New Jersey veterinary students while they are completing their studies. It also helps serve as a link to the students’ home state, thereby encouraging them to return to New Jersey upon graduation. The time commitment for this program is relatively minimal. Once a student is assigned to you, communication takes place via the method the mentor and student arrange. Please note, mentor utilization is dependent on the number of students requesting a mentor. To sign up please email with MENTOR in the subject line.


Volunteer openings along with opportunities to participate in association activities and events are promoted through e-mail and through our monthly E-newsletter. We also maintain a list of interested volunteers that we can reach out to for specific tasks, or special opportunities that arise on occasion. Click here to complete a Volunteer Interest Form.

Current Volunteer Opportunities

Student Mentors
As a Mentor you will have a chance to make a difference in students’ lives and share your experiences on practice in New Jersey.
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