DVM Mentorship Program
Great opportunity to gain practical experience with one-on-one guidance in a combined emergency and general practice environment.
Be mentored by Dr. David Kerr and learn hands-on from his 35 years of experience in diagnostics, prevention, and surgery for companion animals.
Program Duration: 8 weeks
Location: North Town Veterinary Hospital, Brampton, ON
- Must hold a DVM degree from an accredited school
- Able to commute to Brampton, ON
- New graduate, employed by a VetStrategy hospital
This program is available to new graduates whether hired for a specific VetStrategy clinic or open to relocate to a clinic within the VetStrategy network, upon completion of the program.
Limited space. Apply today.
You will spend 8 weeks at North Town Veterinary Hospital with one day per week fully dedicated to hands-on learning with Dr. Kerr. The rest of the week, you will be applying your learning with the support of the rest of the hospital staff.
1. Assessment: The first two sessions with Dr. Kerr will be dedicated to assess your strengths and areas of interest, and prepare a development plan.
2. Development Plan:
- One-on-one development sessions alternating between appointments and surgeries (including dentals)
- Regular check-ins to measure progress and redirection on the development plan
- A formal check in after 4 weeks and 8 weeks
- In-person check in by Dr. Kerr after 12 weeks
- Application of learned skills during the rest of the week with support from existing staff
3. Q&A: Assignment of a dedicated hospital team member who will be able to answer any further questions that you may have.
About Dr. David Kerr
Dr. David Kerr graduated from the Ontario Veterinary College in 1984. His original goal was to be an equine practitioner and, after graduation, worked for 2 years in a mixed animal practice helping a variety of animals. In 1987, he joined a strictly small animal hospital and has not touched a horse since. Two years later, Dave left that practice and joined another practice in Bolton. He later went on to own that practice and sold it to VetStrategy in 2012 because he “loved being a veterinarian but didn’t really like the responsibilities of ownership”. Dave has worked with numerous new graduates and not-so-new veterinarians and has, when needed, helped in all areas of practice.
Dave has been involved with CVO, the regulatory body for veterinarians in Ontario, and has served on the council, the complaints committee, and is currently on the Peer Advisor pilot project. He has also been involved with the Communications Program at OVC, mentoring students in the area of client communications. Dave’s main area of interest is dentistry for the general practitioner and will speak on this whenever asked.
Dave continues to practice and is now helping with VetStrategy’s mentorship program in an effort to help new veterinarians navigate the sometimes stressful world of veterinary medicine.
Dr. David Kerr
North Town Veterinary Hospital is a 24 hour emergency hospital servicing Brampton, Ontario and surrounding area for over 30 years.
The team of veterinarians, RVTs and assistants are devoted to ensuring furry family members receive the best medical care. From pets’ early days to their golden years, the team is available to provide emergency and critical care services around the clock. They also provide preventive care including vaccinations, spays and neuters, dental surgery, digital radiography, ultrasound, routine and emergency surgery, parasite testing/prevention and more!
This hospital was selected for the mentorship program because of the variety of cases that the candidate will experience. This is a fantastic learning opportunity for any veterinarian, whether a recent graduate or someone with a few years of experience who is looking to enhance their skills.