Academic Advising

At the beginning of Year 1, veterinary students are assigned an academic advisor for their first year. The Office of Student Services and Admissions is responsible for making these assignments. Primary goals for advisors include establishing rapport and trust with advisees, discussing roles and expectations of advisor/advisee, evaluating and assisting advisee with his/her adjustment to vet school, and discussing advisee's future plans, aspirations, and preferences. Advisors should contact and/or meet with their advisees throughout the semester to ensure they are aware of resources available (academic counseling, mental health counseling, tutoring, etc.). Advisors work closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Admissions and the Director of Academic Success to identify students who need additional help or accountability.

In the remaining three years of the program, students will be able to establish a mentoring relationship with a faculty member of their choosing so long as the faculty member agrees to be a "career advisor." Students deemed on Academic Warning or Academic Probation will be assigned an academic advisor for an academic year.