Developing the Next Generation of
VetPartners Veterinary Surgeons

Programme Outline

VetPartners has a commitment to develop and support its staff. We see the support
and training of new and recent graduates as a priority, as part of that we have
established a comprehensive programme to develop skills and confidence.

Programme Format Year 1


Module 1

Consulting and communication skills. Clinical
decision making focusing on the sick cow and
sick calf. Clinical therapeutics.

Module 2

Obstetrics and Emergencies

Module 3

Reproduction and Fertility

Module 4

Investigation of Disease Outbreaks including
diagnostics and veterinary surveillance

Module 5

Young stock management and heifer rearing

Programme Format Year 2


Module 6

Beef and Sheep

Module 7

Clinical Nutrition

Module 8

Production diseases including udder health
and lameness

Module 9

Camelids and Smallholders

Module 10

Farm animal practice as a business

Why is this Farm Animal Graduate Programme so important?


The Farm Animal Graduate Development Programme has been designed
to build on the knowledge and skills learnt at university and provide
recent graduates with the necessary support to allow them to develop as
farm animal clinicians. The diversity of the programme modules reflects
modern farm animal practice and the aim is to produce farm animal
veterinary surgeons with the knowledge, skills and ability to deal with
individual animals, routine fertility visits and herd/flock health problems
in an evidence based way.

1) All courses delivered by experienced practitioners and will provide
practical tips on how to apply the knowledge and skills learnt on farm.

2) Lecture notes/slides and additional resources available online prior to

3) MCQs available online after the courses to allow self-assessment.

4) Online instant message group that all course lecturers (and other
interested parties) have access to.

5) Regular webinars, journal clubs and the opportunity for case
presentations/ discussions.


If you have any queries about the Graduate Programme please feel free to
contact Rob: | 07508 700 246


Download a PDF copy of the Farm Animal Graduate Development Programme


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