What does the programme look like?

The Graduate Development Programme will be delivered over 2 years and is open to all NGVS that join VetPartners within the first year after qualifying. It is also open to those returning to work after a period of time away from practice and graduates from overseas that may not have a good knowledge of the realities of practice life in the UK.

Year 1

In year 1, it’s all about providing a thorough grounding in the practical aspects of daily clinical practice by focusing on the common presentations.

Areas covered will include amongst others:

  • Lameness
  • Skin and ear disease
  • GIT disease
  • Topics in feline medicine

The modules will have a clear focus on identifying clinical problems, communicating with the client, recommending investigation and/or treatment as necessary.

Year 2

Consolidate the advances made in Year 1 with graduates developing a sense of veterinary practice as a business with the client/pet at its core. The modules aim to develop vets that are effective and efficient employees that estimate and bill correctly for the work they have done, develop a sense of professional pride in the work they do and place a value on this.

Further development clinically has a focus on less common presentations such as exotic medicine, treating animals on a budget and an intensive introduction to imaging.

At the end of Year 2 we should have veterinary surgeons that are competent, confident vets with the ability to cope with the spectrum of daily life in general practice.

The VetPartners Graduate Programme is really helping me settle into my new job as a vet. I feel I am improving, gaining more confidence and dealing with cases better, thanks to the programme.

Aisling Rylan

Woodcroft Vets

The graduate scheme is helping my development because the topics have been well thought out and are ones that we see in day-to-day practice.

Charlie Mellor

Woodcroft Vets

This Website uses cookies

This website uses cookies to store information on your computer. Some of these are essential cookies to enable core functionalities such as security, network management, and accessibility. Our website may also use non-essential cookies, such as Google Analytics, to help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on how you use it. These cookies are set when you interact with our website beyond using simple links on the site, for example, when submitting an enquiry form. We use some non-essential cookies to anonymously track visitors or enhance your experience of the site. Finally, our website may use marketing cookies in order to promote products which you may find interesting to you. These cookies will in almost all cases only collect anonymous data. If you’re not happy with this, we won’t set these cookies but some nice features of this website may become unavailable as a result. By using our site you accept the terms of our Privacy Policy

Accept Recommended Settings

Essential Cookies

Essential cookies enable core website functionality. Without these, our website cannot function properly. These cookies can only be disabled by changing your browser preferences. For more information please read our Cookie Policy

Analytical Cookies

Analytical cookies help us to improve our website by collecting and reporting information on its usage.